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Teachers from southern Mexico camp in Zocalo Square (Photo: CNS)

Mass attendance falls and cardinal stays away as teachers take over central square

The Pope presides at the prayer vigil for Syria (AP)

An estimated 100,000 people attend peace vigil in St Peter’s Square

Anna Romano (Photo: Nick Pisa)

She had written an anguished letter to Francis after her boyfriend demanded she have an abortion

People embrace while standing next to the coffin of a victim of the train derailment in San Pedro  (CNS)

State government said theft of railway parts weakened the tracks and caused the derailment

Syrians wait to cross the border into Iraq (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal McCarrick says he is ‘not in favour of going to war to make peace’

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia, Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande (Photo: PA)

In a letter Pope Francis asks G20 leaders to give up ‘futile’ idea of military intervention

Father Vincent R. Capodanno (CNS)

Archbishop Timothy P Broglio said that Father Vincent Capodanno, who died in Vietnam Sept. 4,1967, was one of the “great priest chaplains”

Keir Starmer QC, the director of public prosecutions

Doctors who agreed to arrange sex-selective abortions will not face prosecution

Pope Francis hears the confession of a young woman during World Youth Day (CNS)

Almost two thirds of cathedrals say they have seen a rise in Confessions

Cardinal Dolan has acknowledged that the situation in Syria is "complex" (PA)

Cardinal Dolan has urged President Obama not to resort to military action against Syria