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Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa (CNS)

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa will focus on promoting dialogue between Christians

Priest administers the sacrament of the sick to a man with HIV  (CNS/Barbara Fraser)

Bishops have issued pastoral guidelines for clergy dealing with Catholics who are considering euthanasia or assisted suicide

The boy who liked the Facebook post has been sent to jail, pending trial (Photo: PA)

The boy reportedly ‘liked’ a picture of a holy Islamic site in Mecca on the social networking site

Archbishop Charles Chaput (AP)

A shooting spree in west Philadelphia on Friday left the assailant and a member of the public dead

Mourners attend the funeral Mass of Archbishop Rahho outside Mosul in 2008 (AP)

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A person prays in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Poza Rica, Veracruz (AP)

Parishioners reject claims Fr Alejo Nabor Jimenez and Fr Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz had been drinking with their killers

Nigerian soldier, pictured in 2015, manning a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria (AP)

Analysts are warning that a leadership struggle among Islamist groups could lead to more killings

Pope Francis lights a candle during an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke at the closing ceremony of an interreligious peace gathering in Assisi

Pope Francis, standing, leads a prayer service in the Basilica of St Francis (AP)

Christians are called to contemplate Christ in ‘the voice of the suffering’, the Pope said

Pope Francis focused on peace in his morning homily before leaving for Assisi (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Pope reflected on peace during his morning homily before travelling to Assisi