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The Vatican summit on the moral dimensions of climate change (CNS)

Statement released calling for action after day-long Vatican summit on the environment

The statement on the group's website

American clergymen join British counterparts in wishing to uphold ‘Church discipline’ on sacraments

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses climate change summit (CNS)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a Vatican-sponsored workshop on environmental issues

A protestor faces police in Baltimore (PA)

Catholics join clean-up effort following riots in Baltimore

Pope Francis stands in front of the holy door in St Peter's prior to first vespers of Divine Mercy Sunday (CNS)

Bishops back Pope Francis’s initiative for the Jubilee Year of the Mercy of God which starts in December

A family takes shelter  following the Nepal earthquake (CNS)

Bad weather delays Nepal relief effort

Director of Caritas Nepal says ‘logistical problems are enormous’ after Saturday’s earthquake

Archbishop William Lori visits a riot-stricken area of Baltimore (CNS)

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The Pope and president meet in 2014 (PA)

Twiplomacy study shows that the Pope’s ‘retweet’ and ‘favourite’ rate is more than eight times higher than the US president’s

Iraqi Christian refugee girl holds souvenir of Holy Family as boy looks on at a Lebanese church (CNS)

Cardinal Bechara Rai tells UNESCO that Christians are ‘irreplaceable peacemakers’ and, without them, ‘Islam will fall into the hands of fundamentalists’

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