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Cuban political dissidets in Havana (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis is due to visit Cuba in September – but group’s opposing the government have concerns

Police stand in front of a truck on the highway A4, Austria (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn calls for Europe to be united – asking for ‘courageous decisions’ on the plight of refugees

Christians in Lebanon (CNS)

Bishop Flavianus Michael Melki has been called a “model for holiness” for persecuted Christians

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

US presidential candidate says he is not seeking to own San Lorenzo football team

Reuben Hill undergoes pioneering brain surgery

Reuben Hill sang 10,000 Reasons when surgeons asked him to talk during the brain operation

Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski

Wesołowski was under house arrest while awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges

Dissident leader Berta Soler, left, in Santa Rita church in Havana (AP)

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A man reacts as he carries a wounded girl who survived an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus (CNS photo/Bassam Khabieh, Reuters)

Maronite leader said survivors are praying, but added the bombings are “a kind of Russian roulette”

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Cafod and Sciaf have teamed up to produce a guide to Pope Francis’ encyclical, backed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Pope Francis meets Argentine Lidia Guerrero in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Lidia Guerrero is hopeful Pope Francis will put across her son’s case when he visits the United States next month