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Peacekeeping troops escort a humanitarian aid convoy in mid-February in Bangui, Central African Republic. (CNS photo/Legnan Koula, EPA)

UN officials say at least five people are dead and thousands have fled a camp for displaced people

Investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Books by Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi claim to reveal financial mismanagement by the Vatican hierarchy

An altar server prays alongside others during Mass in early April at a church in Baghdad, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

Patriarch Sako says law shows a ‘total disregard’ for the values of Iraqi civilisation

Fr Fernando Karadima is escorted from court giving his testimony (AP)

Fr Fernando Karadima told a court in Santiago he has never abused children

A Mexican soldier stands guard outside Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (Photo: CNS)

Papal team are investigating Ciudad Juarez in advance of the Pope’s February trip

The Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Milwaukee

The US archdiocese has had its re-organisation proposals approved by the courts

Pope Francis blesses the faithful at the end of the  general audience (AP)

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the latest in his series of talks on family life

Protesters react to police officers firing shots toward them during an anti-government demonstration in late May in Bujumbura, Burundi. (CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa, EPA)

Darren Posey of Catholic Relief Services said it was time for opposing parties to seek common ground

Christopher, centre, and Regina Catrambone, left, and their daughter Maria Luisa  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

MOAS have launched a new rescue mission to help thousands of Syrians crossing the Aegean sea

The casket of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee is carried into St Sabina Church (Brian Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Tyshawn Lee was killed in alleged gang execution on November 2