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'The negotiations involved Iran and what is often referred to as the P5+1 group' (PA)

Sanctions will be lifted in exchange for an agreement by Iran to restrict its nuclear programme

Children paddle in water in Navotas City, Philippines (CNS)

Archbishop Socrates Villegas says the Philippines is taking ‘all possible approaches’ to dealing with environmental issues

Worshippers pray inside a Catholic church in Nyeri, Kenya (CNS)

Bishops have spoken out ahead of President Obama’s visit to the African country

Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, who died on Saturday (CNS)

Italian Cardinal Biffi dies at 87

Pope Francis said the cardinal guided his flock with ‘zeal and wisdom’

Children dressed as angels react as they attend Christmas Mass at a Catholic church in Beijing (CNS)

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Pope Francis gestures as he answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Asuncion to Rome (CNS)

Francis answered questions from journalists while flying home to Rome from South America

A displaced mother and child in South Sudan (ACN)

People are being driven to starvation due to ongoing conflict in the country, Aid to the Church in Need has reported

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Nu Guazu Park in Asuncion, Paraguay (CNS)

‘Communion with God always brings forth fruit,’ Pope Francis told crowds gathered in Nu Guazu Park

Pope Francis embraces children as he speaks at the the Acosta Nu pediatric hospital in San Lorenzo (PA)

The Holy Father spent time at the Ninos de Acosta Nu paediatric hospital on Saturday

Fr Dhiya Azziz

Iraqi priest Fr Dhiya Azziz, who was taken on July 4, has now been freed, according to Custody of the Holy Land