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Italian Jesuit Fr Paolo Dall'Oglio, pictured in 2008 (CNS)

Fr Dall’Oglio was kidnapped two years ago this week

US Cardinal William Baum died on July 23 (CNS)

Cardinal William Baum was archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980 and was a cardinal for 39 years

Francis uses a tablet computer yesterday to sign himself up for next year's World Youth Day in Poland (AP)

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Catholic Priest in Ukraine (PA)

A letter to the Ukrainian president said the constitutional amendment would ‘seriously threaten’ family life

The outgoing Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (PA)

The new legislation was signed into law earlier this week by outgoing Polish president

Dr Mary Gatter discusses the price of unborn baby remains
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Dr Mary Gatter jokes in the video that she wants to buy a Lamborghini

Pope Francis has got to wait two months until his visit to the USA  [PA]

According to a new Gallup poll only 59 per cent of people currently have a positive opinion of the Pope

Cologne Cathedral in Germany (AP)

Official data from the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference shows that 217,716 left the Church last year

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin blesses the statue of Archbishop Fulton Sheen (CNS)

Irish sculptor Dony MacManus unveiled his work in progress artwork in Dublin this week