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Riot police detain a young man participating in street protests in Bujumbura, Burundi (CNS)

Catholics will resign from the country’s electoral commission if the election goes ahead

Bishop Mark Davies (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Davies says ‘culture of death’ today threatens those considered to be a financial burden

Sister Diana Momeka (CNS)

Sister Diana Momeka told a congressional hearing that Iraqis who have fled Islamists ‘want nothing more than to go home’

A Palm Sunday Procession on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (Photo: CNS)

A Vatican-Palestine accord also upheld the principle of religious freedom

Pope Francis meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in May 2014 (AP)

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A young earthquake victim is comforted outside a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal (CNS)

More than 60 people and more than 1,200 were injured when the magnitude-7.3 earthquake hit on Tuesday

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a video message to the opening session of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly

Pope Francis points to a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during his general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (CNS)

The Pontiff started a new series of audience talks looking at the ‘real life’ of families today

Archbishop Eamon Martin said the bishops could not support same-sex marriage (CNS)

Archbishop Eamon Martin has asked the faithful to pray for marriage

Cologne Cathedral (CNS)

The German bishops’ have announced that it has changed the Church’s labour laws to reflect ‘multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society’