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Retired Archbishop Peter Gerety of Newark, New Jersey (CNS photo/Diocese of Newark)

World’s oldest bishop dies aged 104

Archbishop Gerety led campaigns against legalised abortion and defended conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War

Pope Francis waves to faithful on September 21 2016. (AP)

The pontiff told the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square that hatred will ‘turn their hearts to stone’

Archbishop John J Myers of Newark (CNS)

Bishops commission their own pro-life advertising campaign in response to abortion advocacy group

Priest administers the sacrament of the sick to a man with HIV  (CNS/Barbara Fraser)

Bishops have issued pastoral guidelines for clergy dealing with Catholics who are considering euthanasia or assisted suicide

Archbishop Charles Chaput (AP)

A shooting spree in west Philadelphia on Friday left the assailant and a member of the public dead

Pope Francis focused on peace in his morning homily before leaving for Assisi (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Pope reflected on peace during his morning homily before travelling to Assisi

Pope Francis greets the Archbishop of Canterbury in Assisi (AP)

Archbishop Justin Welby was speaking during a discussion on ecumenism in Assisi

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, during the meeting with nuncios (CNS)

Francis spent much of Saturday with 106 archbishops who represent him and the Vatican in countries around the world

A Vatican policeman helps a young girl who strayed into a restricted area during one of the Pope's general audiences (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass to mark the the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme

A volunteer from a humanitarian organisation embraces refugee children during a police operation at a makeshift camp in the Greek village of Polykastro (CNS)

The Pope was speaking at an audience for graduates of Jesuit schools and universities