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Young people from Ireland pose with a banner in 2012 after carrying the International Eucharistic Congress Bell up to the summit of Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday in Ireland (CNS)

The Reek Sunday ascent of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo was called off due to high winds

US Cardinal William Baum died on July 23 (CNS)

Cardinal William Baum was archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980 and was a cardinal for 39 years

Sister Elisabeth Anne Roche  looks after Rita Driess at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Queen of Peace Residence in New York (CNS)

Nuns ask US Supreme Court for protection from complying with the HHS birth control mandate

"The death certificate is falsified and does not reflect the true cause of death" [PA]

Lawmakers heard testimonies from opponents and supporters of the measure that would allow doctors to legally prescribe a lethal dose of drugs

Pope Francis addresses a workshop on climate change and human trafficking attended by mayors from around the world in the synod hall at the Vatican [CNS]

Pope Francis urged city mayors to make concrete changes by pressuring leaders above them

Cardinal O'Malley reiterated the Church's opposition to the practice (CNS)

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and Archbishop Thomas Wenski released a statement on the death penalty last week

Fr Robert Barron (CNS)

Fr Barron is one of three new auxiliary bishops appointed by Pope Francis

Two police officers set up a barrier after a fire destroyed a reception centre for asylum seekers in Meissen, Germany (CNS)

Cardinal Marx has said that the attack showed ‘some groups’ were trying to ‘sow hatred’ against migrants

African Christians worship in an Anglican church in Tripoli (PA)

The taking of the three men is the latest in a series of kidnappings of Middle East Christians

Bishop Richard Stika has expressed his sorrow (CNS)

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville has encouraged people of all faiths to pray together