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Father Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly (CNS)

Fr Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly spent more than two decades in prison and 15 years under house arrest

Visitors walk past the US Supreme Court building in Washington (CNS)

The court vacated earlier rulings against two Catholic entities’ legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta pictured in 1993 (AP)

A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve will be published ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonisation

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (PA)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (AP)

Pope Francis sent a message to the summit urging participants to ‘contribute in a real way to alleviate the sufferings of millions’

Holy Spirit Missionary Sister Veronika Terezia Rackova (CNS)

Holy Spirit Missionary Sister Veronika Theresia Rackova was killed while driving an ambulance

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried through the crowd at the Marian shrine of Fatima in Portugal (CNS)

The retired pope responded to claims made in a blog via a Vatican statement

Archbishop Gänswein with Pope Francis: 'The papal ministry is not the same as before' (AP)

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Worshippers at an Easter Vigil Mass at Westminster Cathedral

The Church has the highest retention rate of any denomination, but the lowest rate of conversions

Archbishop Peter Smith  (Mazur/

Archbishop Peter Smith discussed the upcoming referendum in an interview with Vatican Radio