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Melissa Ohden, founder of Abortion Survivors Network  (CNS photo/courtesy Melissa Ohden)

Melissa Ohden was delivered during a saline infusion abortion and founded the Abortion Survivors Network

Cardinals and bishops wait for the start of a consistory in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican last month (AP)

A ‘significant number’ of bishops’ conferences reportedly also expressed misgivings

François Fillon is outspoken about his Catholicism (AP)

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A Mexican flag adorned with black mourning ribbons (AP)

The priest has been missing from Coahuila state, an area renowned for cartel violence, for a week

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Fra' Matthew Festing, prince and grand master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, during a private audience last year (CNS)

Knights say investigation is aimed at limiting order’s sovereignty

Pope Francis makes his speech during an audience with the diplomatic corps (CNS photo/Alberto Pizzoli, pool)

At the start of a new year, Pope Francis formally addressed diplomats in the Vatican

Relatives of prisoners who were victims of a recent prison riot bury their loved ones  (CNS)

Almost 100 inmates have died in Brazil since the turn of the year

People carry the coffin of a suicide bomb victim in Lahore, Pakistan (CNS)

The couple’s son died in the attack by Pakistani Taliban group Jaamat-ul-Ahrar on Easter Sunday

Olga Woltering, one of the five victims of the shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida (CNS)

Olga Woltering was on her way to a cruise with her husband to celebrate his birthday

A worker of the Piacenti restoration centre works on a mosaic in the Church of the Nativity  (CNS)

The restoration project at the the site traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus has already uncovered a Crusades-era mosaic