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Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Vatican nuncio to the United Nations (CNS)

The Pope’s permanent observer at the UN told the Security Council that the creation of two states would help bring peace to the region

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims gathered for the Angelus on Sunday (AP)

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US Capitol Police officers stand outside the Capitol in Washington (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Church leaders say the Conscience Protection Act provides ‘much-needed protection’

Cardinal Robert Sarah's comments have caused a liturgical earthquake (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A staff member was ‘stunned’ to find herself opening the door to the Pope

Cardinal Vincent Nichols with the vice-chancellor of St Mary's, Francis Campbell, at the cardinal's installation as chancellor last year

Graduates at St Mary’s, Britain’s oldest Catholic university, were addressed by Cardinal Nichols last week

Roses are attached at a barrier near the scene of the attack in Nice (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

French bishops have asked Catholics to pray for the victims and their families at Masses on Sunday

Fr Fedor Konyukhov tries out the gondola of his hot-air balloon during a visit to Cameron Balloons in Bristol in February (PA)

Fr Fedor Konyukhov, ordained in 2010, has already rowed across the Atlantic, climbed Everest and sailed around the world three times

Refugees receive clothing from volunteers on a street in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Mobile medical unit was donated by the Vatican to a volunteer group of doctors and nurses

Chinese faithful in a church in Shenyang in the northeast of the country (AP)

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