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Italian magazine L’Espresso has published a leaked version of the pontiff’s encyclical on the environment

Argentina's Lionel Messi  playing in the Copa America (PA)

The South American football federation had pledged to donate $10,000 to a Vatican charity for every goal scored in the Copa America

Jozef Wesolowski (CNS)

Jozef Wesolowski accused of carrying out ‘a number of offences’ in the Dominican Republic

A scene from the trailer

A climate group has released an unofficial trailer ahead of the Pope’s encyclical on the environment

Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche of St Paul and Minneapolis

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St Paul in Minnesota is to leave his post

Franciscan Father Michael Perry (CNS)

Pope Francis will release his encyclical on the environment on Thursday

Firefighters hose water to put out the fire in the basilica in Nantes (PA)

A fire broke out at the church in France this morning

James MacMillan presenting a manuscript to Prince Charles (PA)

Leading classical music composer recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, Poland, right, speaking with Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne at last year's synod on the family (CNS)

Polish Church delegates will ‘stick to the understanding of Paul VI and John Paul II’, according to a bishops’ conference spokesman

Pope Francis holds a dove before his weekly audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

The environment encyclical Laudato Si will be published on Thursday