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Nuns wade in the sea at Copacabana beach during World Youth Day 2013 (AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)

Secretary-general of the bishops’ conference points out that nuns and ‘peasant grandmothers’ stay covered up at the beach too

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The cardinal said that his comments about the liturgy at a conference in London last month were misinterpreted

Pope Francis waves to young Catholics during World Youth Day (AP)

The Pope says he was encouraged by Polish Catholics’ ‘strong faith’ and ‘unwavering hope’

Prime Minister Theresa May (PA)

Catholic peer Lord Alton says he is ‘sceptical’ that the role has been downgraded

A protester opposed to abortion demonstrates outside a Marie Stopes clinic (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Inspections at abortion clinics in England have prompted serious concerns about patient welfare

People carry a victim's coffin as they attend funeral services for victims of the suicide bombing in Gaziantep (AP)

A suicide bomber killed 51 people at a Kurdish wedding party on Saturday

Fr Laurence Soper (EPA/Metropolitan Police)

Fr Laurence Soper was arrested on Sunday after returning to the UK from Kosovo

Villagers walk toward Goma, Congo, to flee regional fighting  (CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa, EPA)

Pope Francis and the UN have called for action after at least 36 Christians are hacked to death