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Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope delivered a video message to participants at the Sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty

Under assisted suicide laws in other jurisdictions, doctors would prescribe lethal medication (PA)

The doctors’ trade union voted by 198 to 115 to maintain its current position

The homepage of the new website

The website has been launched by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Maronite Catholic bishops pose for a photo during their June 13-17 annual synod at Bkerke, the patriarchal seat north of Beirut, Lebanon (CNS)

The bishops released a statement at the conclusion of their synod in which they rejected a partitioning of the Middle East

Bishop Frank J Caggiano of Bridgeport, said Catholics must raise their voices against hatred (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Bishops in America have expressed their solidarity with the victims of the Orlando shootings and their families

Pope Francis with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II at the Vatican (L'Osservatore Romano/ AP)

Three people were killed in north-east Syria, when the bomber attacked an event, which marked the massacre of Christians more than a century ago

Pope Francis and Shimon Peres meet at the Vatican (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP )

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Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis spent more than an hour responding to questions during an afternoon visit to Rome’s Villa Nazareth

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Five people, including Blessed Elizabeth, will be declared saints on October 16

Muslim worshippers walk towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City (CNS)

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran for Eid al-Fitr was published by the Vatican last week