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Pope Francis holds the hands of one of the 19 new priests he ordained during a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (Giorgio Onorati/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis presides over the ordinations of 19 priests for the diocese of Rome on Sunday at St Peter’s Basilica

A screen shot of the Catholic Diocese of Northampton website

Black Hermits asked to leave presbytery following controversy over leaflets condemning homosexuality

St Peter's Square (AP)

Eighteen suspects also planned attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to prosecutor

Priests bless an icon commemorating the martyrs during the ceremony at Echmiadzin cathedral (Photo: AP)

Armenian patriarch says canonisations will bring ‘life-giving new breath’ to the country

The final commendation during the funeral Mass of Cardinal Francis George in Chicago (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

Nine cardinals and more than 50 bishops attend funeral Mass of former Archbishop of Chicago

ISIS militants murdered 30 Ethiopians in a video released on Sunday

Reports say Muslim migrant was among 30 Ethiopians murdered in Libya

Fr Adolfo Nicolas with Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Rector and deans appointed at graduate school for study of Eastern Christianity

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ISIS militants murdered 30 Ethiopians in a video released on Sunday

Thirty men killed by ISIS were not soldiers but young innocents hoping to better the lives of their families, say bishops

Religious orders have become clearer about their own identity, according to Fr Jamison (Photo:Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Forty-five women joined religious orders last year, according to official figures