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Pope Francis greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following a canonisation ceremony in St Peter's Square earlier this year (PA)

Archbishop Gallagher makes call for two-state solution ‘as soon as possible’

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako made the dramatic proposal this week (CNS)

Patriarch Sako calls for Chaldeans and Assyrians to form one Church of the East

The college will continue for another three years

Jesuit college in London can no longer afford running costs

Pope Francis talks with Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia (Photo: CNS)

Estimate made by organisers of the World Meeting of Families

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe gives her keynote address (CNS)

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe runs a school for victims of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army

Bishop William Nolan at his installation in Galloway (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Bishop of Galloway says priests seek to ‘bring God to a country where so many do not know him’

Pope Francis with members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope urges members of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy ‘to have the courage to move away from the margins of safety’

Pilgrims gather around the statue of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje (AP/Amel Emric)

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Pope Francis said the group was 'witness to the growing understanding and appreciation of the bonds of brotherhood and reconciliation' (CNS)

Holy Father marks 50th anniversary of ecumenical group

The church received the news this week (Photo: 
Philip Chidell)

Historic church receives much-needed help for repairs