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Archbishop Leo Cushley  (PA)

Catholic leaders are wisely keeping out of a deeply divisive debate

Pope Francis (AP)

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Albanian Catholic women at prayer in northern Albania. The Pope visits the country in September (CNS)

Francis will do great good in Europe’s only Muslim-majority country

Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue glows green to help kickoff World Cup (CNS)

Brazil’s huge gulf between rich and poor should shake Christian consciences

Young John Paul II with his father

The late pope’s father was instrumental in forming Karol Wojtyła’s faith

Sant'Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi greets the Pope yesterday (AP)

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ISIS fighters have been responsible for nakedly sectarian violence against Christians and Shia Muslims

The persecuted minority face mass murder under the rule of ISIS

St Anthony by Bernado Strozzi

A mesmerising digital reconstruction of the saint’s visage reminds us what it means to be human

Hillary Clinton (AP)

As president, Mrs Clinton would be a fervent supporter of so-called ‘abortion rights’

The Pope greets the crowd before his general audience (AP)

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