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Egypt’s state news agency says the attack took place at the Virgin Mary church in Cairo’s western suburb of Nozha

The magnitude six earthquake which struck in the early hours of Wednesday has left many dead

Amatrice was one of the areas worst hit by the earthquake (AP)

An Amatrice parish priest described the earthquake as an ‘immense tragedy’

Auxiliary Bishop Martin Holley of Washington will replace Bishop J Terry Steib

Republican Gov Susana Martinez said she will push for reinstatement during the 2017 legislative session

Francis sent a message to bishops, priests and Church workers attending Italy’s annual week of liturgical studies

More than 1,700 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since the government intensified its anti-illegal drugs drive

The Church and human rights groups have been alarmed by President Duterte’s violent crackdown on drug crime

The pair spent five days in the open and drank from ditches and animal troughs when their food and water ran out

Catholic peer Lord Alton says he is ‘sceptical’ that the role has been downgraded