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Little Sisters of the Poor attend 2014 celebration of Fortnight for Freedom Mass in Baltimore (CNS)

One court said the Little Sisters of the Poor need not comply with its July ruling against them while the sisters appeal to the Supreme Court

Pope Francis at prayer (CNS)

The Holy Father prayed for catechists at the tomb of St Pius in St Peter’s Basilica

A poster proclaiming Vittorio Casamonica the 'king of Rome'

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

The replica of the Shroud of Turin

Barrie Schwortz, a leading expert on the Shroud, spoke at the event

A supporter of physician assisted suicide outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 2005 (PA)

Prof William Toffler, a leading Oregon doctor, has said that ‘the sick and ageing deserve better’

The BBC Trust, the governing body of the BBC, has a "responsibility to get the best out of the BBC for licence fee payers". Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A public consultation found that religious programmes are the BBC’s least well received radio shows

Pope Francis greets the crowd from his popemobile, a Jeep Wrangler, as he arrives in Quito, Ecuador, in July (CNS)

Pope Francis will be driven through crowds in Washington, New York and Philadelphia next month

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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St. Clare of Assisi is depicted in a modern painting by Stephen B Whatley, an expressionist artist based in London. She founded the Poor Clares -- a contemplative order of nuns with 20,000 sisters around the globe. (CNS/Stephen B Whatley)

They began their celebrations last Tuesday on the Feast of St Clare

Pope Francis will begin his tour of the US on September 22 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The hopeful presidential candidate made his remarks ahead of the Pope’s visit next month