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Nigerian Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah is in New York raising awareness about the plight of Nigerian Christians

Fr Thomas Rosica (AP)

Fr Thomas Rosica said many Catholics were guilty of character assassination and ‘being against everyone and everything’

The total number of abortions increased in 2015 (PA)

The number of repeat abortions in England and Wales in 2015 went up to 70,294 in total

A digital clock counts down to the opening of World Youth Day in Kraków's main square (CNS)

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Archbishop Auza said the world must 'strike terrorism at its very roots' (AP)

Archbishop Auza says terrorists must be prevented from recruiting young people online

Cardinal Sarah speaks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (CNS)

The cardinal said divorce, cohabitation and same-sex marriage hurt children and make it harder to discover God’s love

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (AP)

If it is approved, Mexico would become the fifth country in Latin America to make same-sex marriage legal

Cardinal Coppa receives the red hat from Benedict XVI in 2007 (AP)

Globe-trotting Cardinal Coppa was a Latin expert at the Second Vatican Council

A man enters Pfizer's world headquarters, in New York (AP)

Pfizer has said it will restrict the availability of drugs that might be used to make compounds for lethal injections to US government agencies

Jon Rogers, a spokesman for St Frances X Cabrini, walks past a stained glass window at the church (AP)

Protestors had hoped to reverse a decision by the Archdiocese of Boston to close St Frances X Cabrini church