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A view of the washing facilities just off St Peter's Square (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

New facilities off St Peter’s Square are a way to ‘give people their dignity’, says papal almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski

Kino Teens Marian Enriquez and Nicole Davison carry donated goods in 2014 as they walk toward Mexico at the Mariposa border crossing in Nogales, Ariz (CNS)

Pope Francis wrote a personal response encouraging teens in southern Arizona

Pope Francis will visit America in September (PA)

Pope to address Congress in September

The Pope will be the first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress

Relatives mourn over the coffins of the 44 fallen policemen (CNS)

Benigno Aquino under pressure to resign after 44 police officers are killed in battle with Islamists

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt (PA)

Shadow education secretary appeared to question whether nuns are good teachers in a television debate

Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

Officials to investigate why Archbishop Roche and Archbishop Rugambwa’s visa applications were rejected

Francis laughs during yesterday's Google Hangout in the Vatican's Synod Hall (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis said there was 'no place in ministry' for the abuse of minors or vulnerbale adults (CNS)

Francis has written to bishops’ conferences and religious orders across the world

Mourners pray for Jordanian pilot murdered by Islamic State (CNS)

Churches are also holding prayer vigils for the cause of interreligious harmony

Centre: Archbishop Arthur Roche (Photo: Mazur/

Denial of visas to Vatican officials comes amid heightened tensions over ‘re-conversion’ ceremonies