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Painters work on a papal portrait on the side of a New York City office building (AP)

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A portrait of King Henry V by an unknown artist. Below, St Winefride's well

The king honoured the Welsh martyr St Winefride after placing himself under her protection

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Pontifical North American College in Rome (CNS)

A spokesman said that priests across North America had already been granted permission

A Muslim man prays among pictures of slain Christians at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad in 2010 (AP)

Forty-eight Catholics were killed in Our Lady of Salvation cathedral in 2010

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (AP Photo/ Chris Jackson, Pool)

Pope to host Chief Rabbi at Vatican

Ephraim Mirvis will stress the importance of solidarity between the Jewish and Catholic faiths

The debate will take place on September 11 (PA)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said that assisted suicide is ‘contrary to human dignity’ in a statement yesterday

Pope Francis praised the mother's courage {AP)

‘Don’t be ashamed, I congratulate you’, he tells woman in emotional conversation

Bishop Jacques Gaillot, centre, speaks to migrants in 2013 (CNS)

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Syrian refugees and other migrants in Greece. Millions have fled the war-torn country (AP)

‘Tsunami’ of emigration threatens the future of the Church there

Pope Francis leaves at the end of a prayer on the occasion of the World Day of the Creation's care in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

The Pope presided at an evening of prayer yesterday in St Peter’s Basilica