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Pope Francis kisses a child during a visit to the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, in 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis has released his message for the 2016 World Day for Migrants and Refugees

Bishop Egan wants to hear from those who have stopped attending Mass

Bishop Egan: ‘We want to to hear from anyone who no longer identifies as Catholic’

Cardinal Nichols at the Red Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Diocese of Westminster Flickr photostream)

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Wales players celebrate their 25-28 win on Saturday (Photo: PA)

Priest’s celebration during Mass the next day makes headlines

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, right, walks with Imam Oumar Kobine Layama (Photo: CNS)

Clashes in Bangui have left dozens dead, according to the UN

A mineworker in Chudja, Congo, handles a piece of gold (Photo: CNS)

Extraction of minerals for mobiles and laptops still leading to abuses, say bishops

Pope Francis replied to the boy's letter saying he would join him in prayer (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Francis says he will accompany the children’s pilgrimage with prayer

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno pictured at the observatory in Rome (CNS)

NASA scientists have confirmed that liquid water flows, at least during the summer months, on the surface of Mars

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly general audience (CNS)

The Pope reviewed his papal visit to Cuba and the US during his general audience in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis has announced the theme of World Communications Day (PA)

The Pope wants to invite a deeper reflection on the link between communication and mercy