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Emergency services workers are seen in the area where a man with an axe attacked passengers on a train (CNS photo/Kai Pfaffenbach, Reuters)

Spokesman for Würzburg diocese says the attack should not be used ‘as a general indictment against refugees’

Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (AP)

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A portrait of Francis Jammes by J Gonzales de la Pena

A company is seeking to bring The Lost Sheep, a tale of adultery and redemption, to London for the first time

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

The Pope last presided over a wedding two years ago


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The inquiry found that promotion is denied to doctors with conscientious objections to abortion (Photo: PA)

Inquiry finds that doctors who conscientiously object to abortion are denied career choices

Patriarch Bartholomew I greets Pope Francis in Istanbul in November 2014 (AP)

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Carmen Hernandez (Neocatechumenal Way)

Together with Kiko Arguello, Hernandez founded the Way in the 1960s

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, speaks during the conference (CNS)

The Vatican sponsored a panel discussion, Eliminating the Trafficking of Children and Youth, at the United Nations

Guardini at Rothenfels Castle, associated with the Catholic youth movement Quickborn (

The 20th-century German theologian has influenced both Benedict XVI and Pope Francis