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Pope Francis waves to faithful on September 21 2016. (AP)

The pontiff told the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square that hatred will ‘turn their hearts to stone’

Attendees listen to the release at the Catholic University of America of the statement reaffirming 'Humanae Vitae' (CNS)

The signatories, who include the papal theologian, say the teaching set out in Humanae Vitae is in accord with the Bible and nature

Archbishop John J Myers of Newark (CNS)

Bishops commission their own pro-life advertising campaign in response to abortion advocacy group

Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa (CNS)

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa will focus on promoting dialogue between Christians

Priest administers the sacrament of the sick to a man with HIV  (CNS/Barbara Fraser)

Bishops have issued pastoral guidelines for clergy dealing with Catholics who are considering euthanasia or assisted suicide

The boy who liked the Facebook post has been sent to jail, pending trial (Photo: PA)

The boy reportedly ‘liked’ a picture of a holy Islamic site in Mecca on the social networking site

Archbishop Charles Chaput (AP)

A shooting spree in west Philadelphia on Friday left the assailant and a member of the public dead

Mourners attend the funeral Mass of Archbishop Rahho outside Mosul in 2008 (AP)

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A person prays in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Poza Rica, Veracruz (AP)

Parishioners reject claims Fr Alejo Nabor Jimenez and Fr Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz had been drinking with their killers

Nigerian soldier, pictured in 2015, manning a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria (AP)

Analysts are warning that a leadership struggle among Islamist groups could lead to more killings