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Former Brazilian volleyball player Isabel Barroso holds the Olympic torch next to the statue as Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and Cardinal Orani Tempesta look on (CNS)

‘This is the moment to make our country and our world safer,’ Cardinal Orani Tempesta said

A mother walks with her son under a banner for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (CNS)

Archbishop Socrates Villegas issued a statement, read in churches Sunday expressing deep concerns over the killings of drugs suspects

The stamp to mark the canonisation of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

The Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office announced the stamp’s release on Friday

Bishop Edward Daly holds a portrait of Jackie Duddy was shot dead in the Bogside area of Derry on Bloody Sunday (AP)

The retired Bishop of Derry, who became a hero after administering last rites to victims on the streets and waving a blood-stained handkerchief, has died at the age of 82

US Vice President Joe Biden  (AP)

Three bishops wrote a blog post responding to Joe Biden’s decision to officiate at a same-sex wedding

Pope Francis: 'It is unacceptable that so many innocent people … must pay the price for this conflict' (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Novak Djokovic and Usain Bolt are among the Christian athletes competing this month

Anti-abortion protestors outside a Marie Stopes clinic in 2012 (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, file)

The landmark ruling has ramifications for the abortion debate in Ireland

Site of airstrike in Aleppo on July 25 (CNS)

Only 40,000 Christians are left in Aleppo, according to reports

Actor Jude Law on set of 'The Young Pope' (PA)

A television series starring Jude Law as Pope will premiere this Autumn