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A homeless child sits in front of a closed shop in Gauhati, Assam state, India (AP)

Pope says he’s troubled by ‘the increasing number of young girls and women forced to earn a living on the street’

Syrian refugee children 
 (CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters)

Pope Francis has also recently made available a mobile medical unit for refugees in Rome

Rep Gosar criticised the Pope for his views on climate change

Arizona Republican says he cannot attend if Holy Father focuses on ‘flawed’ climate science

Pope Francis talks with a cardinal prior to the start of a consistory last October (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Bode says the Church could do more to support people in stable unions

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno signs a copy of his recently published book titled Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?' (Photo: CNS)

Brother Guy Consolmagno says he would baptise an alien but ‘only if they asked’

Pope Francis speaks during an audience with religious from around the world yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring) S

Pope Francis addressed the World Meeting for Young Consecrated Men and Women yesterday

Cuban students stand in Revolution Square, where the Pope will celebrate Mass on Sunday (AP)

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Auckland Castle will hold the exhibition (

The vestments created by Helena Wintour will be on display from October

Ann Widdecombe: 'We are now faced with an evil which is not going to go away' (PA)

‘We have hesitated too long,’ says Britain’s former prisons minister

Cardinal Nichols greets President Rivlin. Below, Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Martin (Photo: Mazur/

Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Martin say the schools are facing ‘impossible cuts’