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Pope Francis caresses a child during his weekly general audience (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

During his general audience, Francis said that work gives dignity to the family

Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator for Farc, rrives for a new round of peace talks with Colombia's government accompanied by fellow Farc delegates Pastor Alape, right, and Carlos Antonio Lozada, centre  (AP)

The Vatican has said that a meeting between the Pope and Farc representatives ‘is not foreseen’

Cardinal Timothy Dolan stands with Franciscan University of Steubenville students in Knock (CNS)

The cardinal discussed Pope Francis’s upcoming trip to America during a keynote speech at the Marian shrine

Mgr Strange is the latest appointment by the university

Mgr Roderick Strange has been appointed Professor in Theology

A FARC rebel stands guard on a hill in Montealegre, Colombia (AP)

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Rescuers stand near damaged vehicles close to the site of the explosions in Tianjin (CNS)

The Tianjin Diocesan Social Service Centre provided 60 volunteers to assist in the emergency response to last week’s explosions

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia (PA)

The Archbishop of Glasgow has spoken of the Scottish Catholic Church’s ‘pain and shame’ after release of McLellan Commission report

Cardinal Laszlo Paskai passed away on August 17 (CNS)

The cardinal led the Catholic Church in Hungary as the country moved from communism to democracy

The Very Rev Andrew McLellan has led the inquiry into the Church's handling of abuse cases in Scotland (PA)

The McLellan Commission was created in 2014 to investigate how the Scottish Church handled abuse cases

'Priests interested in being one of the special communicators of God's mercy are invited to apply online' (CNS)

The missionaries will be commissioned formally by the Pope and sent out on Ash Wednesday next year