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The Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Milwaukee

The US archdiocese has had its re-organisation proposals approved by the courts

Pope Francis blesses the faithful at the end of the  general audience (AP)

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the latest in his series of talks on family life

Protesters react to police officers firing shots toward them during an anti-government demonstration in late May in Bujumbura, Burundi. (CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa, EPA)

Darren Posey of Catholic Relief Services said it was time for opposing parties to seek common ground

Christopher, centre, and Regina Catrambone, left, and their daughter Maria Luisa  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

MOAS have launched a new rescue mission to help thousands of Syrians crossing the Aegean sea

The casket of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee is carried into St Sabina Church (Brian Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Tyshawn Lee was killed in alleged gang execution on November 2

The UN will send hundreds of troops to Central African Republic  ahead of next month's elections (AP)

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the war-torn country later this month

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he exits the Baptistry in Florence (AP)

‘I want a happy Church with the face of a mother, who understands, accompanies, caresses,’ Holy Father tells Italian Catholics

Pope Francis (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

‘Homilies should be the transmission of God’s grace,’ Holy Father says as he ordains new auxiliary bishop of Rome

Abortion law will now be decided by Holyrood  (PA)

LIFE has welcomed the devolution of abortion law

Assyrians protesting in Lebanon after ISIS kidnapped 200 or so Christians. A number of them have now been freed (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

ISIS’s advance comes as terrorist group releases 37 Assyrian Christians