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Supporters of traditional marriage hold signs near Capitol Hill (CNS)

The US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over whether states that bar same-sex marriage must recognise such unions

A woman mourns the death of her granddaughter in the earthquake in Nepal (CNS)

Shelter, water and sanitation top priorities as aid agencies try to help survivors of Saturday’s earthquake

Pope Francis prays in front of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a Marian vigil in St Peter's Square in 2013 (CNS)

The diocese of Leiria-Fátima says Francis’s visit will coincide with the centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima

A riot policeman escorts an injured protester who was hit during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi (CNS)

President Pierre Nkurunziza says anyone opposed to his third term is ‘opposing the will of God’

Bishop John Wester will lead the Archdiocese of Santa Fe (CNS)

Bishop John Wester replaces Archbishop Michael Sheehan, who has been head of the archdiocese since 1993

A total of 43 per cent of women surveyed said they would support moves to halve the legal upper time limit for abortions (PA)

A ComRes survey also found that women were more pro-life then men on practically every issue considered

Migrants wait to disembark in Catania (PA)

Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio says he is not happy with EU accord

Two survivors of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal (PA)

The Pope expressed his closeness to the people of Nepal after Saturday’s disaster

Pope Francis holds the hands of one of the 19 new priests he ordained during a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (Giorgio Onorati/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis presides over the ordinations of 19 priests for the diocese of Rome on Sunday at St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis is flanked at the Regina Caeli by two of the 19 new priests he ordained on Sunday (AP)

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