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ICE director Sarah Saldana with US Citizenship and Immigration Services director Leon Rodriguez (PA)

A judge has ruled that the US government’s immigrant family detention system violates a settlement agreement dating to 1997

Pro-life activists rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol to condemn the use in medical research of tissue samples obtained from aborted babies (PA)

The Center for Medical Progress has released a third undercover video

A woman stands among the rubble of a destroyed building hit by tornado in Sittwe, in Burma (CNS)

Renewed fighting between the military and the Kachin Independence Army has caused more than 1,000 civilians to flee their homes

Boy Scouts from troop 172 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (PA)

The ruling does not affect decisions about leaders made by local troops

Benedictine Father Nikodemus Schnabel poses for a photo inside a chapel in the Dormition Abbey on Mt Zion in Jerusalem (CNS)

The Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha was damaged in an arson attack in June

The Sisters will participate in various 
evangelistic activities, according to Bishop Egan

The Sisters of Maria Stella Matutina will be based in the parish of St Joseph’s in Grayshott

Nuns wave the Armenian flag during Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Patriarch Gregoire Pierre was elected by his fellow Armenian bishops last week

The statue was unveiled by the Satanic Temple at an undisclosed location in Detroit (PA)

The goat-headed Baphomet monument was unveiled by the Satanic Temple at an undisclosed location in the city

Young people from Ireland pose with a banner in 2012 after carrying the International Eucharistic Congress Bell up to the summit of Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday in Ireland (CNS)

The Reek Sunday ascent of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo was called off due to high winds

The Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station (Alan Light/Flickr)

Catholic Church leaves Antarctica

The declining number of people attending church services means there is no longer a need for a Catholic priest