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Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington greets members of the Little Sisters of the Poor earlier this year (CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard) See FORTNIGHT-CLOSING-MASS July 5, 2016.

The sisters cited a decrease in sufficient vocations as the reason for their departure

Colombians celebrate the agreement between FARC and Colombia's government, in Bogota (AP)

A peace deal has been reached in Colombia which will see the end to the longest internal armed conflict in the western hemisphere

A police van parked outside St Aloysius College in Hill Street, Glasgow earlier this year (PA)

Police said the graffiti was of a sectarian nature

Two Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agents inspect a car in the garage of the home of two slain Catholic nuns on Thursday (AP)

The bodies of two nuns who served their community ‘faithfully for many years’ have been found at their home in Mississippi

Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces was amongst the signatories of the declaration (CNS)

US bishops and Iranian religious leaders vow to work together to fight extremism

The Pope has advised priests to be more understanding in areas such as divorce (CNS)

In a meeting with 28 Jesuit priests, the Pope encouraged clergy to practice ‘spiritual discernment’ when advising those seeking help

Two nuns enjoy the sun on the beach (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The deputy mayor of Nice said that both habits and burkinis were banned on local beaches in an interview yesterday on Radio 4

Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

The canon lawyer Kurt Martens said that Amoris Laetitia had to be interpreted in line with previous Church teaching

Benedict XVI assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, left, and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household (CNS)

In a new interview the Pope Emeritus reveals his decision was forced by his inability to travel to Rio

Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following Wednesday's earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A priest and nun were among those who survived Wednesday’s earthquake against the odds