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Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem leads a pilgrimage near the Jordan River (AP)

‘The parish priests are tired, the donors are tired and the people are tired,’ says Holy Land leader

The number of American Catholics with a favourable view of Pope Francis has fallen by 18 per cent (CNS)

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"The death certificate is falsified and does not reflect the true cause of death" [PA]

Lawmakers heard testimonies from opponents and supporters of the measure that would allow doctors to legally prescribe a lethal dose of drugs

Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen

Fr Steven Fisher will leave Our Lady of the Rosary Church

Protesters demand the release of Asia Bibi in Lahore in 2010 (CNS)

Ms Bibi was sentenced to death in 2010 after a row over drinking water

Pope Francis addresses a workshop on climate change and human trafficking attended by mayors from around the world in the synod hall at the Vatican [CNS]

Pope Francis urged city mayors to make concrete changes by pressuring leaders above them

Cardinal O'Malley reiterated the Church's opposition to the practice (CNS)

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and Archbishop Thomas Wenski released a statement on the death penalty last week

Displaced Iraqi children stand in a classroom of a school used as a shelter (CNS)

Fr Bashar Kthea, a Syriac Catholic priest, is ministering to more than 1,700 families in a camp near Irbil

Pope Francis greets mayors during the conference on modern slavery and climate change (AP)

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The ordinations of Matt O'Gorman and Mark Higgins (Flickr/Archdiocese of Southwark)

Fr Matthew O’Gorman, Fr Mark Higgins and Fr James Cadman were former pupils at a south London school and have all been ordained this year