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Pope Francis greets Catholicos Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX of the Armenian Catholic Church (L'Osservatore Romano)

Francis laments that nations have ‘not yet reached a consensus on the reading of such sorrowful events’

Priests lay hands on candidates during their ordination at the Co-Cathedral of St Joseph in Brooklyn last June (Photo: CNS)

Nearly 600 Americans are expected to be ordained to the priesthood this year

Fr Patrick Cope met the Queen at a reception in Buckingham Palace

A priest had explained to her how nuns at the monastery prayed ‘for the Queen and England’

One of the numerous hostels provided by the Catholic Church for illegal immigrants. This one is in Los Angeles (CNS)

Charities providing help to immigrant children must provide contraception to youngsters, according to government regulations

Cardinal John Njue carries a cross as he leads the Stations of the Cross from Holy Family Basilica along a street  in the Kenyan capital (CNS)

‘We need to constantly invoke God’s name,’ says Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi

Pope Francis spoke about the persecuted Church (Photo: CNS)

The Pope urged the international community ‘not to remain mute’ in the face of such persecution

Bishop O'Donoghue presents his Fit for Mission? documents to Benedict XVI

Retired Bishop of Lancaster was recalling row with Labour MP over Fit for Mission document

Pall bearers carry the body of Pope John Paul II through a packed St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Catholic Herald’s report on the passing of the Polish pontiff from 2005

Bishop Philip Egan (Flickr/Mazur)

Bishop Egan appeals for prayers ahead of the synod on the family in October

Supporters of Muhammadu Buhari celebrate his election victory (PA)

Cardinal John Onaiyekan calls on Muhammadu Buhari to stop Islamist violence and promote national cohesion