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Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (CNS)

Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo announced a week of prayers for ‘reconciliation, justice and peace’

Italian Coast Guard vessels gather at the spot where 366 migrants perished in the 2013 Lampedusa migrant boat disaster (CNS)

Criticism continues for move by European nations to scale down search and rescue

Poland's prime minister Ewa Kopacz will prepare to debate the "Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence" (PA)

The bishops said the convention blamed the communities of marriage and family for all violence

Fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade fire towards Tripoli airport in July (AP)

Government flee after militants seize Tripoli and Benghazi

Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias in Tripoli, Libya last month (PA)

‘People are frightened and there is no visible law and order,” says Franciscan Father Allan Arcebuche

Displaced people seek shelter at a Catholic church in Carnot, Central African Republic. Half of the population still need help, the country's bishops have said (Photo: PA)

Bishops criticise government for failing to turn ‘new page’ in country’s history

Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the presidential ballot (PA)

Ukrainian Catholic Church welcomes victory of billionaire confectionary tycoon

A sparrow rests on a barbed wire fence that surrounds prison where the bishop died

Bishop Durcovici was starved to death in 1951

A displaced boy holds a child as he sits on a bench on a 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa (CNS)

Bishop says he and three parish priests narrowly escaped being killed by Islamist rebels

Pro-Russia protesters scuffle with the police at the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine (CNS)

Bishop Dzyurakh says situation in Crimea remains “tense and dangerous” for Catholic clergy