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Workers gather elephant tusks seized in Manila, the Philippines (Photo: CNS)

‘No matter the beauty of a work of art, it cannot justify the slaughter of wildlife,’ say bishops

Pope Francis with Philippine President Benigno Aquino in January (AP)

President Benigno Aquino spoke to reporters about Pope Francis’s trip to the Philippines earlier this year

Dominican Father Winston Cabading interviews Jing de los Reyes, administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism, during the radio programme, Light in the Darkness (CNS)

A huge number of exorcism cases has led a to recruitment drive in Manila

Relatives mourn over the coffins of the 44 fallen policemen (CNS)

Benigno Aquino under pressure to resign after 44 police officers are killed in battle with Islamists

A girl kisses a picture of Pope Francis inside Manila cathedral (CNS photo/Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA)

Pope had requested money went to victims of last year’s disaster

Francis arrives at the closing Mass in Haemi, South Korea (AP)

Pope urges Asian Church to be ‘holier, more missionary and humbler’

Young children beg for food in the Philippines after last month's devastating super typhoon (CNS)

Getting food to displaced residents a primary concern for aid agencies