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A woman venerates a relic of St Padre Pio at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell (CNS)

The heart of the saint was taken to the Archdiocese of Boston, the first time the relic has left Italy

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos gives a peace pin to  Farc commander Rodrigo Londono (AP)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin was speaking hours before the government and Farc rebels signed a historic peace deal

The sister and a niece of Fr Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz (AP)

State prosecutors have suggested the men were involved in questionable behaviour shortly before their deaths

Martin Scorsese (AP)

Silence, starring Liam Neeson, is based on Shusaku Endo’s novel about Portuguese missionaries travelling to 17th-century Japan

Arnold Palmer acknowledging the crowd on the 18th during the Champions Challenge at St Andrews, Fife, in 2015 (PA)

Archabbot Douglas Nowicki said prayers and blessed the golf legend shortly before he died

The Vatican Secretary of State arrives for the Mass in Cartagena (AP)

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Pope Francis talks President Joseph Kabila  at the Vatican (AP)

Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

Pope Francis with the relatives of the terrorist atrocity in Nice (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis urged the families to resist the temptation to ‘respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence’

Thousands marched against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Guadalajara earlier this month (CNS)

Francis said he supported the protest ‘in favour of family and life’

Jesuits at the last general congregation in 2008 (CNS)

Jesuits prepare to elect new leader

The Society is holding its first general congregation since 2008