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Cardinal O'Brien blocked an investigation, according to Archbishop Conti

Archbishop Conti has said that Cardinal O’Brien withdrew support for an investigation into sexual abuse

Pope Francis (AP)

The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima to be brought to the Vatican for Marian celebration

People rest in a mosque after an alleged chemical attack  by Syrian forces in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus on Wednesday (CNS)

Archbishop Zenari says Syrians are ‘crying out to the international community’ for help

An anti-Morsi protester holds up a copy of the Quran and a cross at a rally in Cairo last month (CNS)

Coptic Catholic Bishop Youhannes Zakaria claims food supplies are running low

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood protest in  Giza Square, south of Cairo (CNS)

Christians come under attack in Egypt

Reports suggest up to 58 Christian churches have been targeted by Islamists since military crackdown

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and the army in Cairo (PA)

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Egypt

Pontiff prays for victims after violent crackdown in Cairo

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