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People gather around the ruins of the burned Bama Market in Maiduguri, Nigeria (CNS)

Aid to the Church in Need say 5,000 Catholics have been killed in one diocese alone

Sister Helen Prejean (CNS)

Sister Helen Prejean has met with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev five times since March

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Cuban President Raul Castro  (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Cuba from September 19 to 22, according to the country’s bishops’ conference

Pope Francis delivers his speech for The Peace Factory (PA)

Pope Francis was taking part in The Peace Factory initiative in the Paul VI hall

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (PA)

Cardinal Nichols celebrated Mass at Farm Street Jesuit church in central London

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa at the Alpha Course's Leadership Conference

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa at the Alpha Course’s Leadership Conference in London

Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

In March 500 priests in Britain signed a letter urging those attending this year’s family synod to issue a ‘firm proclamation’ upholding Church teaching

Cardinal Pell spoke after the conference on the family (CNS)

The cardinal was speaking at the Voice of the Family conference in Rome on Saturday

Cuban President Raul Castro gestures as he leaves a private meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday (CNS)

Cuban president says he will attend papal masses during Francis’s vist to Cuba in September

A pilgrim form Ecuador holds her country's flag on Copacabana beach,  Rio de Janeiro, at the World Youth Day opening Mass in 2013 (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay in July