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Cardinal O'Malley at a Vatican press conference (CNS)

Pope Francis names Cardinal Sean O’Malley as the newest member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Pope Francis is pictured with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Giuseppe Lami, Reuters pool)

The Palestinian embassy to the Holy See was inaugurated on Saturday

Members of the special police forces stand guard to secure the area around the Coptic Orthodox cathedral complex destroyed in December's bombing (CNS)

At the time of the attack, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called for the accused to be held accountable

A migrant ship stranded on 30 miles off the Libyan coast (PA)

Italy’s coastguard said only four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship carrying 100 people off the Libyan coast

Pope Francis: 'These little brothers of ours ... are exposed to so many dangers' (AP)

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Pope Francis arrives with World Youth Day pilgrims for a prayer vigil at the Field of Mercy in Krakow, Poland (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

In a letter to young people Pope Francis said their responses will form the basis for next year’s summit

Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta (CNS)

The bishops say that avoiding sex may be ‘humanly impossible’

Russia has the second highest abortion rate in the world (PA)

Russian Orthodox diocese declared January 11 a ‘day of silence without abortions’

Kellyanne Conway (Gage Skidmore)

Kellyanne Conway ran Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency

Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks during the autumn general assembly of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

The cardinal said that praying with and for people is ‘our sacred responsibility’