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Pope Francis is helped by basketball players to keep the balance of a ball during a meeting with the members of the Italian Sports Center in St. Peter's Square [PA]

Rome is one of four cities to have already launched their bid for the 2024 Olympic Games

Pilgrims carry an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe toward the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City [PA]

Around 200-300 people were walking towards a church when the accident happened in the state of Zacatecas

This is the logo for the Holy Year of Mercy, which opens on December 8 [CNS]

The year-long extraordinary jubilee will include a number of individual jubilee days for specific groups of people

Newly married Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall after their wedding at St Michael's Church, Newcastle [PA]

Declan Donnelly was presented with a framed certificate from Pope Francis on Saturday

While waiting in a staging area, Holy Cross Catholic Church Pastor John Anderson tries to get in touch with other local churches to warn them of the two explosions that occurred [PA]

Fortunately nobody was injured in the attack but it is thought that repairs to the buildings will need to take place soon

St Lucy's Church, Syracuse, where the funeral will take place

Activist Jerry Berrigan dies aged 95

“In his quiet way, Berrigan challenged the powers that be, whether it be war-making, or injustice.”

Men carry small statue of St. Alphonsa through streets of Floral Park [CNS]

After the Mass and procession, attendees were able to venerate first-class relics of the saint and sample Indian fare

Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Mission in Lilburn

Ms Jurado said she left El Salvador because a gang extorted money from her there

Pro-life supporters gather outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis July 21. They held the demonstration after the release of two videos that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the method and price of providing fetal tissue obtained from abortions for medical research. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

Videos show a trivialisation of human life, says bioethics professor

The house in St Louis where an exorcism took place many years ago (Photo: CNS)

Exorcism: Live! is scheduled to air the night before Halloween