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In a pastoral statement, the prelates also pledged to support ‘the culture of life’

Edward Byers Jr rescued a civilian hostage from a remote area of Afghanistan in 2012

At a conference on environmental issues, Sister Aloha Vergara urged Catholics to ‘be like Leonardo DiCaprio’

Lebanon will become the thirteenth country in which the Scottish charity delivers its food and education programmes

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga praised Pope Francis for helping create conditions for stable elections

Francis made a surprise appearance at the San Carlo Community in Rome

The programme includes a penitential celebration and a consistory for several causes of canonisation

The cardinal will inaugurate the shrine at St Dominic’s Priory with a Mass in October

Priests will hear Confession at churches in England and Wales on March 4 and 5 as part of the Pope’s ’24 hours for the Lord’ initiative

The donation from the Theodore Trust will contribute towards a retreat, study and leadership centre