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US track and field athlete Joe Kovacs competes in shot put during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (CNS photo/Dominic Ebenbichler, Reuters)

Joe Kovacs, a member of the Knights of Columbus, was trained in the sport by his mother

People gather in front of Milan's Duomo cathedral during a gay rights demonstration prior to a vote to change laws on same-sex unions (AP)

Leader of Muslim group says there is ‘no reason’ for polygamy not to be permitted now that same-sex unions have been legalised

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A woman uses a tree branch to fight a fire on a road leading a village in northern Portugal, on  August 11 (AP)

The Pope is praying for ‘courage’ for those affected by wildfires in Portugal and Spain

President Juan Manuel Santos has said that gender ideology will not be implemented  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

President Juan Manuel Santost has said that schools will not be introducing gender ideology following mass protests

Cardinal Burke has urged Catholics to pray the Rosary in reparation (CNS photo/Simon Caldwell)

Bishops have called for urgent prayers as Satanist group prepare to conduct a ‘Black Mass’ service in order to mock the Virgin Mary

A man holds a leaflet showing Fr Jacques Hamel during the funeral Mass outside Rouen cathedral (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Aid to the Church in Need is launching a campaign to support the training of 1,000 new priests

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Members of the Missionaries of Charity attend a service marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in 2010 (CNS)

When is Mother Teresa’s canonisation?

All you need to know about Mother Teresa’s canonisation at the Vatican in September

A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo on April 28 (AP)

Cafod is amongst the aid agencies unable to enter the Syrian city because of heavy fighting