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People pray in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (CNS)

Clerics hope the visit will shed light on Islam

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating the canonisation Mass of six news saints in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis canonised an Indian priest and an Indian Carmelite nun along with four other Italian blesseds

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako (CNS)

Patriarch compares situation in Iraq to Europe under Nazi occupation

Cardiff students will vote on whether they want to become officially 'pro-choice'  (PA)

The motion would bar students from demonstrating outside abortion clinics

Cardinal Nichols in Gaza (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal says innocent citizens are caught in a ‘vice of conflicting ideologies’

Pilgrims pray by and view the body of St Francis Xavier during an exposition of the saint in December 2004 (CNS)

‘This is a wonderful opportunity to proclaim our faith,’ said Archbishop Filipe de Rosario Ferrao

Cardinal Sarah (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Sarah, from Guinea, is described as ‘traditional’ in terms of liturgy

Pope Francis greets prelates at the end of the canonisation Mass (AP)

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Pope Francis greets a child after his address to participants in a conference on autism (AP)

Catholics must break down isolation surrounding people with autism spectrum disorder, says Pope

Pope Francis: 'No one is a stranger' in the Christian community (AP)

Francis says immigration benefits both migrants and the receiving country