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A man reacts as he carries a wounded girl who survived an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus (CNS photo/Bassam Khabieh, Reuters)

Maronite leader said survivors are praying, but added the bombings are “a kind of Russian roulette”

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Cafod and Sciaf have teamed up to produce a guide to Pope Francis’ encyclical, backed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Pope Francis meets Argentine Lidia Guerrero in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Lidia Guerrero is hopeful Pope Francis will put across her son’s case when he visits the United States next month

Cardinals Vincent Nichols of Westminster (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said Fr Raymond Legge “greatly blessed” his diocese following his sudden death

Canon Brian O'Sullivan, of Arundel and Brighton Diocese will have his funeral Mass in an Anglican church.

Canon O’Sullivan’s funeral will be held in the church in honour of his ecumenical work

Bryce Williams shot Virginia journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward live on air

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq.

The archbishop says the crisis in Iraq has challenged his faith despite him encouraging Christians who flee to Irbil

Statue of Mary at Medjugorje

Medjugorje reportedly sees a decline in pilgrims after the Pope says a ruling on the apparitions is imminent

Bishop of Plymouth gives ‘recognito’ to the only school in Britain dedicated to the new evangelisation