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A worshipper holds a rosary inside the Basilica of the Holy Child in Tacloban, Philippines (CNS)

Prayers urged in wake of claims of Islamist threat to pontiff

Protesters face police gear during a rally for Michael Brown in Ferguson (CNS)

Archbishop Robert J Carlson calls on protesters to turn away from violence

Pope Francis with Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

During morning homily Pope says Jesus ‘did things the scholars of the law did not like’

A mother and son survey the damage to their home in Gaza after an airstrike earlier this year (CNS)

Joint statement says Palestinians right to statehood is ‘long overdue’

Pope Benedict XVI leads Mass and the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman at Cofton Park in 2010 (CNS)

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010

Pope Francis attends the first full day of the family synod (AP)

Relatio post disceptationem says Church must build on ‘positive aspects’ of irregular unions

Pope Francis prays during this morning's synod session

The relatio post disceptationem is presented to the synod fathers for further discussion

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Francis urges faithful to be vigilant every day

Health workers pray before entering an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia (Photo: CNS)

The charity is training priests, imams and other leaders to raise awareness about hygiene

Daphne McLeod: ‘Cardinal Heenan told me to wait and see what wonderful young Catholics this teaching would produce. I am still waiting’

Daphne McLeod has announced her retirement after four decades of fighting for solid catechesis