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Aid to the Church in Need’s Be God’s Mercy initiative will be launched in Rome on Friday

The consistory on June 20 is scheduled to approve the canonisations of four men and one woman, including Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

The shooting at a crowded nightclub left 49 people dead and many more injured

The scholars said the council is ‘an opportunity to commence a new phase of Orthodox witness’

The Pope has visited the World Food Programme in Rome for the first time

Francis celebrated Mass for the Year of Mercy jubilee of the sick and persons with disabilities

The Pontiff delivered a speech to the executive board of the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome

More than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram in 2014

49 people were killed and a further 53 injured in the shooting at Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning