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A man in Bujumbura, Burundi, holds a placard to protest the ruling party's decision to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term in office (PA)

The Catholic bishops announced yesterday that the church would not be involved with monitoring the elections

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Sarajevo, where Pope Francis will visit (CNS)

Multi-faith choir will sing two decades after the war ended

Andy Burnham, the bookmaker's favourite, wants the Church to change its teaching (PA)

Andy Burnham says Francis must ‘bring the Church into the 21st century’

Prof Louise Richardson has worked at Harvard

Professor Louise Richardson is an expert on terrorism

Fr Jacques Mourad was kidnapped last week

Fr Mourad was abducted last week just oustide ISIS-controlled Syria

The entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Cardinal Dziwisz says Polish bishops hope Pope will visit death camp during next year’s World Youth Day

Cardinal Charles Bo, pictured in January (CNS/Soe Zeya Tun, Reuters)

‘An immense tragedy is taking place on the seas of Southeast Asia,’ says Cardinal Charles Bo

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family (CNS/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters

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Bishop Richard Moth (Photo: Mazur/

Bishop Richard Moth was installed at Arundel Cathedral this afternoon

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops' conference (CNS)

German, Swiss and French bishops wanted to ‘enrich thinking’ about the foundations of the synod