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Ampleforth Abbey in 2016

The home of the largest Benedictine monastic community in Britain has been given a fundraising boost for urgent repairs to preserve historic church

The Mass was allegedly touted as the opening of the mayoral candidates campaigns (AP)

The priest faces a fine for blessing mayoral candidates at a Mass

Lithuanian Archbishop Gintaras Grusas in 2013 (CNS)

Archbishop Gintaras Grusas said that Lithuanians felt reassured by NATO support

Pope Francis looks at a painting given to him by director Martin Scorsese (AP)

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The Oscar-winning director was in Rome for a screening of his new film, Silence, at a pontifical university

A red rose sits on top of the Chapecoense logo outside the Arena Conda stadium (AP)

The Pontiff referenced the tragedy, that claimed the lives of 71 people, during his latest general audience

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, is seen at St. Mary's Seminary (CNS photo/courtesy Will Kirk)

The religious order’s first seminary was established in October 1791

The man was killed by lethal injection (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Mark Langedijk said that his life was full of misery and suffering due to his battle with alcoholism

The thief caused £30,000 worth of damage (© Mazur/

Christopher McGlynn caused approximately £30,000 worth of damage at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral

Supporters of Brazil's soccer team Chapecoense attend Mass at the city's Cathedral in Chapeco, Brazil, (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Members of the Chapecoense football team died in the plane crash in Colombia

Reports say that the Vatican trial of Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron has started (AP)

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