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A mural of Blessed Oscar Romero decorates a wall in a street in Panchimalco, El Salvador. Romero was killed while celebrating Mass on March 24, 1980. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

The martyr, who was assassinated while celebrating Mass, is suggested as patron saint at WYD to be held in Panama

Brian Bergkamp: heroic (CNS)

The young man went missing a month ago after rescuing a fellow kayaker from turbulent waters

Smoke rises as people flee their homes during clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIS (AP)

Up to 13 million Iraqis may need humanitarian aid by the end of 2016

Anti-abortion demonstrators in Constitution Ave. in Washington 2007 on the 34th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

About 8 in 10 favour restrictions on abortions, and majority oppose taxpayer funding of abortions

A man prays at St Charles church in Kano, which Boko Haram was believed to have bombed in 2014 (AP)

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Pope Francis greets the faithful at weekly general audience (AP)

Pope Francis tells general audience that the Olympics brings down barriers between people from different backgrounds

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP)

The Pontiff told the faithful that young people today gave ‘strong signs’ of hope and brotherhood in a world plagued with ‘cruelty’

Riot police officers in Paris (AP)

Thirty people barricaded themselves inside the church of St Rita

Cardinal Jose Lacunza Maestrojuan of David said that the event would bring the young together (CNS)

Cardinal Jose Lacunza Maestrojuan said the country would give World Youth Day 2019 a distinctive flavour

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with Poland's bishops at the cathedral in Krakow, Poland (CNS)

The Pope told Polish bishops that there are powerful institutions which fund the spread of gender theory in schools