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Pilgrims queue to visit the grotto at Lourdes (AP)

The increase in security measures comes after a spate of Islamist attacks in France

Westminster Cathedral will be floodlit in red in November ‘to wake up politicians’ (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

‘If every parish in the country did the same it might at last wake up our political classes to the scale of the suffering,’ Aid to the Church in Need has said

Indigenous people from the Pankararu tribe walk along the Holy Sepulchre path used by pilgrims in Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil.  (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The plight of Brazil’s indigenous people should be centre stage at the Games, a spokesman said

A nun and a visitor await the start of evening prayer on the eve of the 105th birth anniversary of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, at the Missionaries of Charity mother house in Calcutta (CNS)

Representatives of the Missionaries of Charity say they have plans for regular special Masses and prayer meetings to mark the canonisation that will take place on September 4

Christian women gather at an Assyrian church in Irbil, Iraq (AP)

Despite military defeats suffered by ISIS, Iraqi Christians say minority groups in the country face further uncertainty

Filipinos receive counselling amid a crackdown on drug users under President Duterte (AP)

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry last month (AP)

A crackdown on drug-related crime has left more than 400 suspected dealers dead since President Duterte took office in June

A woman gestures as residents dig to recover belongings from their house damaged after Tropical Storm Earl caused a mudslide in Huauchinango, Mexico,  (CNS)

Mudslides in eastern Mexico have left at least 40 people dead and dozens of settlements cut off

The new clinic will offer psychological and medical help (AP)

The My Body Back clinic, based at the Royal London Hospital, provides extra support to women who have experienced sexual violence

Fr Bonifacio Buzzi was accused of abusing children in Brazil's Minas Gerais state (AP)

Authorities said Fr Bonifacio Buzzi hanged himself with bed sheets in his cell a day after being arrested