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Catholics leave after a Sunday Mass at St John's church, Lahore, which was attacked by a suicide bomber this month (AP)

Two masked men riding a motorbike fire shots outside church in Lahore

Bishop Juan Barros was jostled at the installation ceremony (PA)

Protestor accuse Bishop Juan Barros of protecting a priest accused of sexual abuse

'During the past 30 years, Nagasaki's Catholic population has dropped from 75,000 to 62,000' (CNS)

Comments by the archbishop appeared in a report outlining the conclusions of an archdiocesan synod

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama presents relief material in Jos, Nigeria.  Many refugees are now flee to Cameroon (CNS)

A delegation met with some of the estimated 36,000 Nigerians who have sought safety from Islamist terrorists in recent weeks

People look at a painting of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero at the cathedral in San Salvador (CNS)

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed in the hatred of the faith 35 years ago today

Fr Mario Dorsonville distributes ashes during an Ash Wednesday liturgy (CNS)

Bishop-designate Mario Dorsonville will assist Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Women pray during a Mass at the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki (CNS)

Pope speaks to bishops after celebrations in Japan marked the 150th anniversary of a group of ‘hidden Christians’ openly professing their faith

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope has issued a letter in which he describes capital punishment as ‘cruel, inhumane and degrading’

A statue of the Virgin Mary (CNS)

Bishops say Marian emails and texts circulated in Ivory Coast may disturb public order

Melkite Patriarch Gregory III Laham (CNS/Khaled al Hariri, Reuters)

‘It is reckless to think of military interventions,’ says Melkite Patriarch Gregory III Laham