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Archbishop Wojciech Polak of Gniezno, Poland, attends a youth meeting in early June in Lednica, Poland  (CNS)

Poland’s Catholic primate said Francis understands ‘pastoral realities’

Pope Francis sits next to Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi during a  meeting with the Muslim community at the Koudoukou mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

Pope Francis praised for the ‘simple message’ he delivered to the troubled country’s Christians and Muslims

Activists protest against the proposed statutory amendment legalising the euthanasia of young children in 2014 in Brussels (CNS)

Medical professionals in the country released a statement demanding a revision of legislation

A French peacekeeping soldier patrols the streets of Bangui, Central African Republic (Photo: CNS)

Church leaders say visit will go ahead despite warning from French government officials

Protesters react to police officers firing shots toward them during an anti-government demonstration in late May in Bujumbura, Burundi. (CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa, EPA)

Darren Posey of Catholic Relief Services said it was time for opposing parties to seek common ground

Members of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart pray in their motherhouse chapel in Fushun, China, (CNS)

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are concerned about the growing decline

A mineworker in Chudja, Congo, handles a piece of gold (Photo: CNS)

Extraction of minerals for mobiles and laptops still leading to abuses, say bishops

Members of the Egyptian security services stand guard at the site of a July 16 bomb blast in Cairo (CNS)

Human rights groups have criticised the laws, which prescribe tough penalties against citizens judged to be supporting terrorism

French police face migrants next to the 'Jungle' migrant camp (Photo: CNS)

French and English bishops call for urgent solution to the migrants crisis

Main square, St. Mary's Basilica seen in nighttime view of Krakow

Auxiliary Bishop Damian Muskus of Krakow, Poland said arranging for young people who might not be able to attend the event would be “our priestly gifts for youngsters in this Year of Mercy”