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Home-based care worker Olipa Mkandawire prays for a man living with AIDS in Matuli, Malawi (CNS)

The bishops of Africa and Madagascar released a statement to mark World AIDS Day on Tuesday

A lamb sits around the neck of Pope Francis as he visits a Nativity scene last year (CNS)

Previous winners of the animal welfare charity’s award include Morrissey, Tony Benn and Ricky Gervais

The UN's COP21 Climate Change Conference (AP)

Pope Francis has said it would be ‘tragic’ if special interests won out over the common good

Dr Alessandro Franciscis, the president of the Office of Medical Observations (Simon Caldwell)

A senior official at Lourdes said he is proposing British and Irish pilgrimages as a model for the rest of the world

Damage is seen to the entrance of the Planned Parenthood clinic (CNS/Reuters)

The attack on the clinic in Colorado Springs left three people dead

Baroness Nuala O'Loan pictured attending Mass  (PA)

The national inquiry will examine 12 different institutions and locations, including the Catholic Church, Anglican Church and Rochdale Council

Pope Francis greets a journalist aboard his flight from Bangui, Central African Republic, to Rome on Monday (CNS)

The Pope discussed a number of issues with reporters during an in-flight press conference, including condoms and the Vatican leaks trial

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul last year (AP)

A Vatican delegation has travelled to Istanbul on Monday for the feast of St Andrew the Apostle

Youths hold images of Pope Francis prior to his arrival for a meeting at Kasarani Stadium in Kenya (AP)

The Holy Father’s spent two days in Central African Republic to conclude his tour of the continent

Christopher Pearson is the new chair of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

Christopher Pearson will replace former chair, Danny Sullivan