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Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung's message marked the 2,560th anniversary of Buddha's birth (CNS)

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Pope Francis greets Sister Carmen Sammut,  a Missionary Sister of Our Lady of Africa and president of the International Union of Superiors General (CNS)

Pope Francis said the question was ‘obscure’ and required study

Italian Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop Forte said the family was at risk of being taken over by a ‘new vision for society’

Lady Gaga said that celebrities are still human beings (PatrickMcMullan.com via AP Images)

Blogger Becky Roach said the controversial singer had done ‘obscene things’

A billboard of leading presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in his hometown in Davao city (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman says he wants to ‘ask for forgiveness’ from the Pope

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte kisses the Philippine flag during his final campaign rally in Manila (AP)

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas (AP)

The president of the bishops’ conference said it was part of their vocation to speak out on political matters

The woman was self-harming and suicidal (Photo: PA)

The woman was given a lethal injection after battling severe psychiatric problems

A Christian family who fled from violence in Mosul, Iraq, sit in the room of a church in 2014 in Amman, Jordan. (CNS photo/Jamal Nasrallah, EPA)

The Vatican will be funding the project launched by Caritas Jordan

Cardinal Nichols

The cardinal said the Church had gained a better understanding of the perspective of the victim