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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its autumn assembly in Baltimore (CNS)

US bishops have issued an election-year guide addressing a broad range of issues

Sister Mary Eucharista pictured in St Louis during the symposium organised by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CNS)

Archbishop Augustine Di Noia gave the opening address at the Symposium on Religious Life in St Louis

The US Supreme Court in Washington (CNS)

The legal case will be the first on abortion that the high court has taken in eight years

Italian Police officers patrol outside St Peter's Square, at the Vatican, (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Drones will be banned from the airspace above Rome from December 8 as the Year of Mercy begins

Order of Malta volunteers escort members of the public away from the Bataclan

The volunteers rushed the injured to hospital after terrorists opened fire on concertgoers at the Bataclan

Italian journalist  Emiliano Fittipaldi speaking to the press on Tuesday (AP)

Emiliano Fittipaldi criticised the Vatican’s ‘medieval rules’ and told investigators he would not reveal his sources

Refugees from Syria and Iraq disembark on the Greek island of Lesbos (AP)

‘These refugees are fleeing terror themselves,’ said Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo

Bangladeshi riot policewomen standing guard  in Dhaka (AP)

An Italian priest, Fr Piero Arolari, was shot at by three assailants as he cycled to church

Pope Francis blesses a child at a general audience (AP)

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Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo speaks during a news conference at the general assembly of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (CNS)

American bishops introduce statement on pornography at autumn meeting