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A parish priest in Brooklyn, New York, sprinkles holy water on the casket of Bishop Octavio Cisneros (Photo: CNS)

Bishop of Meath, Ireland, clarifies that eulogies should never be part of a funeral Mass

Pope Francis receives a gift from Italy's Gianluigi Buffon, and Argentina's Lionel Messi at the Vatican (CNS)

Lionel Messi hails “one of the most special days of my life”

Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St Peter's Square as he arrives to lead the Angelus (CNS)

Pope makes plea for unity during Angelus address

Cardinal O'Malley praised the influence of Pope Francis (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

We oppose abortion because we love people, he tells Knights of Columbus gathering

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has dismissed a case against the Vatican relating to alleged sex abuse by a priest in 1965 (PA)

The dismissal on Monday marks the end of litigation which began in 2002

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

Group of Eight member reflects on WYD and says Pope’s popularity is “too good to last”

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

‘Missionary spirit is not only about geographical territories, but about cultures and individuals’

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen

Bishop Hugh Gilbert “anxious that there be a thorough police investigation”

Pope Francis waves after leading Angelus at Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis addressed crowds in St Peter’s Square yesterday

Pope Francis addresses religious leaders in March (CNS)

Pontiff says young must be taught ‘to avoid ridiculing or denigrating’ other faiths