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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (AP)

The Kentucky county court clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples met Francis during his papal visit

Protesters comfort each before the execution of Kelly Gissendaner in Georgia (AP)

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Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held while en route to Italy (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis ‘criticises Rome’s mayor’

Comments made on plane will increase tension ahead of Year of Mercy

Francis gestures to inmates in a Philadelphia prison next to the wooden chair they made for his visit (AP)

China’s President Xi Jinping made his own visit to the US last week

Children play football at the Terra Santa School in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Ramle (AP)

The schools were closed to pressure the Israeli government to grant budgeting equality

Young people from Brazil pass on the World Youth Day cross to youths from Poland (CNS)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place next July in Krakow, Poland

Kraków is the host city for next year's World Youth Day (AP)

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Refugees wait on a bridge  for their registration and transport by German police  (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Violence in camps has intensified as the country expects 800,000 people this year

Fr Miguel Rodriguez sets a relic on the tomb of Junipero Serra during Mass at the Carmel Mission Basilica in Carmel (CNS)

The vandalising of the statue took place days after St Junipero Serra was canonised by Pope Francis in Washington

An Assyrian Christian girl, holds a candle as she attends Mass marking the traditional Palm Sunday procession at the Assyrian church in east of Beirut, Lebanon,  (AP)

The Barnabas Fund has said Government plans to rescue refugees from camps will lead to Christians being left behind