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Cardinal Dolan (CNS)

The pilgrims from the US arrived for the eight-day visit to the Marian shrine in County Mayo on Sunday

Pope Francis poses for a selfie in the Paul VI hall in the Vatican last week (CNS)

The Holy Father discussed his encyclical on the environment during the interview with an Argentine radio station

Bishop Oscar Cantu delivers the homily during a special Mass for peace in the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki (CNS)

Bishop Oscar Cantu visited Japan for the 70th anniversary of the devastating bombings

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, secretary-general of the Italian bishops' conference, attends a prayer service in Fuheis, Jordan (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a papal envoy to a prayer service with Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham during a hustings in Nottingham (PA)

Labour leadership contender has spoken about his Catholic upbringing and his current attitude to the faith

Pope Francis  (CNS)

The day of prayer will give the faithful an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation, says Francis

Migrants scuffle to get clothes distributed by an NGO at a camp set up near Calais (PA)

The Bishop for Migrants says there is a shared responsibility for dealing with the crisis in France

Protestors pictured outside the Supreme Court in Washington last year (PA)

Many Catholic institutions have sued over the legal requirement to provide contraceptive insurance coverage for employees

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pontiff was speaking on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of the Japanese cities

An Assyrian Christian prays at a church in Damascus (Photo: CNS)

A handwritten list apparently shows the names of those who have been abducted