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The Pope said that belonging to the Church truly is a wonderful gift, which calls us to the highest vocation (CNS)

The Pope was speaking to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in his weekly General Audience

ISIS fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul (CNS)

Militants have been said to be using the convent as a logistics base

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have increased

Violence mounts following synagogue murders

Bishop John H Ricard Below: Demonstrators hold signs in Oakland (CNS)

Bishop John H Ricard said that the divide between blacks and whites must be addressed

Pope Francis pictured  with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in a poster displayed outside a Catholic Church in Istanbul (CNS)

Vatican spokesman says some refugees may be present when the Pope meets Catholic students

UKIP leader Nigel Farage (PA)

Leader of Eurosceptic party Ukip says Francis’s address to European Parliament marks major shift

Pope Francis holds an in-flight press conference on the way back from Strasbourg (Photo: CTV)

The Pope made the remark on his flight home from Strasbourg

Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, known for his service to the poor and the sick in a ministry that began in Rome during World War II (CNS)

Pope Francis described the cardinal as a “dear and esteemed pastor”

A shop burns in Ferguson, Missouri (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Carlson was speaking after grand jury ruling sparked riots

Pope Francis speaking to the Council of Europe

Full text of Pope’s second speech in Strasbourg provided by Vatican Radio