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Lake Buena Vista, Florida  (AP)

A private funeral service has been held in Nebraska after fatal alligator attack at Disney World last week

Paintings of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher (CNS composite photo/Public domain)

A nationwide tour of relics of St Thomas More and St John Fisher will begin on Sunday

Pope Francis salutes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, left, at the end of a consistory in 2014 (PA)

The Pope has written the preface to a new collection of Benedict’s writings on the priesthood

Colombian opposition led by former President Alvaro Uribe protest against the government  (AP)

Catholic priests have ensured the voices of the victims of Colombia’s civil war have been heard at peace talks in Cuba

An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (CNS)

Bishops have pleaded with law enforcers to treat suspected criminals with respect and compassion after a sharp rise in police violence in the Philippines

Pope Francis walks with a group of refugees this morning (AP Photo/Fabio Frustaci)

The Pope calls for Europe to grant asylum to more refugees as he addresses the faithful at the Vatican

Members of a national teachers union protesting in Mexico City (CNS)

Churchmen in the southern Mexican states of Oaxaca and Chiapa have offered to mediate after eight protestors were killed

Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin after his episcopal ordination at St Ignatius Cathedral in Shanghai in 2012 (CNS)

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Copacabana beach in Brazil (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

Priests and nuns have warned the public about the dangers of trafficking during the event

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope delivered a video message to participants at the Sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty