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Pope Francis holds a  ball that was given to him upon his arrival at his weekly audience on August 26 (CNS)

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is on September 1

The 'Homeless Jesus'  bronze sculpture that sits in front of a Washington building occupied by Catholic Charities (CNS)

Pope Francis blessed a smaller version of the statue at the Vatican in 2013

Cardinal William J. Levada, the former archbishop of San Francisco (CNS)

Cardinal William Levada, who will appear in court in September, says he ‘regrets error of judgment’

Asia Bibi, pictured in 2010 (CNS)

Soran Masih had previously been denied access to his daughter who was convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan in 2012

Little Sisters of the Poor attend 2014 celebration of Fortnight for Freedom Mass in Baltimore (CNS)

One court said the Little Sisters of the Poor need not comply with its July ruling against them while the sisters appeal to the Supreme Court

Pope Francis greets the crowd from his popemobile, a Jeep Wrangler, as he arrives in Quito, Ecuador, in July (CNS)

Pope Francis will be driven through crowds in Washington, New York and Philadelphia next month

Cardinal Timothy Dolan stands with Franciscan University of Steubenville students in Knock (CNS)

The cardinal discussed Pope Francis’s upcoming trip to America during a keynote speech at the Marian shrine

Rescuers stand near damaged vehicles close to the site of the explosions in Tianjin (CNS)

The Tianjin Diocesan Social Service Centre provided 60 volunteers to assist in the emergency response to last week’s explosions

Cardinal Laszlo Paskai passed away on August 17 (CNS)

The cardinal led the Catholic Church in Hungary as the country moved from communism to democracy

Bishop-designate Paolo Bizzeti (CNS)

Pope Francis’s nomination of Fr Paolo Bizzeti has been announced by the Vatican