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New York Police Commissioner William Bratton has called the papal visit an 'unprecedented' security challenge (AP)

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A Cuban flag is held aloft behind Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (CNS)

President Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro and the Vatican have all called for a lifting of the embargo

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis’s 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate, Fr Federico Lombardi has said

Bishop James Johnston, left, leading a service in Missouri (PA)

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop James Johnston to the post

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez (PA)

Gov Jerry Brown has not indicated whether he will sign the bill that would legalise assisted suicide in the state

Pope Francis's nominations for the synod have been revealed (CNS)

Cardinal Walter Kasper and retired Cardinal Godfried Danneels are among Pope Francis’s nominations

Aretha Franklin sings during a memorial service for her father and brother in June (PA)

Pope Francis is visiting the World Meeting of Families as part of a three-city tour of the US

Pope Francis {AP)

50 inmates from Rome’s Rebibbia prison were given a tour of the Vatican gardens before listening to the Pope’s Angelus address

Those who sign up to the register will reportedly be subject to Government-specified training (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A report by the Daily Telegraph claims the proposal is part of the Government’s anti-extremism strategy

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis raised his concerns about the terrorist threat during an interview with a Portuguese radio station