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An official of Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary holds a photo of the three Italian missionary nuns, from left, Bernardetta Boggian, Olga Raschietti and Lucia Pulici, found slain in their convent in Burundi (PA)

Sisters found dead in their mission residence in capital city Bujumbura

Cardinal Seán Brady (CNS)

The cardinal will be replaced by Archbishop Eamon Martin who has served as coadjutor since early 2013

Mrs Kennedy, at the funeral of her husband (AP)

Letters tell of first lady’s distress after her husband was assassinated

Cardinal Seán Brady (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Cardinal urges flock to give successor ‘the same whole-hearted support and faith-filled loyalty’ they showed him

Richard III

Cardinal Nichols will also celebrate Requiem Mass for Catholic king

Jim Dobbin: A staunch defender of the unborn

The Labour MP, who died on a trip to Poland, was at the forefront of efforts to defend life in Britain

Under canon law, the seal of confession is sacred under the penalty of excommunication (CNS)

Legal step is the latest in a case involving Father Jeffrey Bayhi

Pope Francis talks with students from different countries as part of the Scholas.Social project (PA) Below: Video report (CNS)

Francis answers questions from pupils on five continents via Google Hangouts

Carthusian monks at a monastery in southern Italy (Photo: CNS)

Journalist suggests Causes could be taken up by Italian bishops

Pro-Russian separatists stand guard at a checkpoint near Donetsk, Ukraine (CNS)

‘People should realise what’s happening here has worldwide implications,’ says Bishop Dzyurakh