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Cardinal Burke (AP)

The cardinal said Christians might have to face ‘loss of goods, government harassment and imprisonment’

A prayer vigil for Fr Tom Uzhunnalil at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral in Bangalore, India (AP)

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Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope focused on the Gospel parable of the rich man and Lazarus at his latest general audience in St Peter’s Square

Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament (AP)

The bishops said the best way to combat extremism was through effective integration

A poppy is 'milked' for opium paste (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

The bishops said that the poor of Mexico were being starved to death and had no alternatives

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