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The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes (Pic by @JMZavalaOficial)

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes is said to have survived a blaze at the El Goloso base near Madrid last month

A Palestinian woman waves a Palestinian flag with a UN stickers attached on it  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

The Holy See has asked to be removed from a draft resolution

The 'Homeless Jesus'  bronze sculpture that sits in front of a Washington building occupied by Catholic Charities (CNS)

Pope Francis blessed a smaller version of the statue at the Vatican in 2013

Palestinian and Vatican flags are displayed at a refugee camp in the West Bank during Benedict XVI's Holy Land visit in 2009 (AP)

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Cardinal William J. Levada, the former archbishop of San Francisco (CNS)

Cardinal William Levada, who will appear in court in September, says he ‘regrets error of judgment’

Members of the Egyptian security services stand guard at the site of a July 16 bomb blast in Cairo (CNS)

Human rights groups have criticised the laws, which prescribe tough penalties against citizens judged to be supporting terrorism

A woman and child are escorted to a van by detention facility guards inside the Artesia Family Residential Centre (PA)

Hundreds of immigrant mothers and children currently being held in detention centres must be released by October 23

Asia Bibi, pictured in 2010 (CNS)

Soran Masih had previously been denied access to his daughter who was convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan in 2012

Ukrainian servicemen march with flags during the celebration of the  24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union in Kiev (CNS)

Francis urged a ‘response to the humanitarian emergency in the country’ during his address to crowds in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Pope Francis at last October's extraordinary synod (CNS)

Five cardinals are among the signatories to a petition organised by Catholic student association TFP Student Action