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Pope Francis talks with Cardinals Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest, Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila and Wilfrid Napier of Durban(CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal addresses media at the end of the first week of the synod

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz arrives for the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops (CNS)

Archbishop Kurtz addressed the synod today

Archbishop Chaput speaks with Pope Francis at the Vatican (CNS)

Archbishop Chaput spoke during a press conference today at the Vatican

Residents use a canoe to evacuate a home surrounded by floodwaters in Conway, South Carolina (CNS)

Authorities said at least 14 people died after flooding in the US state earlier this month

Pope Francis jokes with Italian musician Salvatore Sessa in St Peter's Square (AP)

Francis tells the faithful that families bring needed values and a humanising spirit to society

Archbishop Gallagher addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

There are currently 50 conflicts worldwide, despite the work of the agency

Californian Governor Gerry Brown (PA)

California will become the fourth American state to legalise physician assisted-suicide

A Palestinian woman looks out a bus window during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops in Hebron (CNS)

Four Israelis were recently killed in Jerusalem in an apparent act of revenge for the killing of a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint

Soldiers of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic movement ride tanks as they withdraw from the front line outside Luhansk, Ukraine (CNS)

‘The time for cautious diplomacy is at an end,’ Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has said

A pro-life activist holds a rosary while protesting outside City Hall in Los Angeles (CNS photo/Mario Anzuoni, Reuters)

Move comes following video describing the harvesting of fetal tissue