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The US Supreme Court in Washington (CNS)

The court struck down two provisions of a 2013 Texas law regulating abortion in the state

Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa (CNS)

Pope Francis has appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa to replace Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople speaking ahead of the Pan-Orthodox Council (CNS)

The leaders said they hoped the Pan-Orthodox Council would become a regular event, taking place ‘every seven to 10 years’

Pope Francis with Catholicos Karekin II and Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan at Tzitzernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia (AP)

A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement accused the Pope of ‘bias’ and said he had ‘disappointed the Turkish people’

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte campaigning earlier this year (AP)

Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his belief that three children should be the maximum number for families

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis told reporters that the European Union needs to change, but added ‘the baby shouldn’t be thrown out with the bathwater’

Pope Francis with Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi at yesterday's press conference (AP)

The Pope spoke to reporters on his flight back to Rome from Armenia

Patriarchs attend the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete (CNS)

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Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II release doves at the Khor Virap monastery (CNS)

Pope Francis and Armenian Apostolic Catholicos Karekin II issue a joint declaration

Pope Francis, flanked by Catholicos Karekin II, arrives to celebrate Mass in Vartanants Square in Gyumri (AP)

Holy Father says Catholics and Armenian Orthodox Christians should ‘race toward our full communion’