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Pope Francis gives a blessing to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during their meeting at the Vatican (CNS)

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday

A three-year-old chases bubbles at an event raising money for children with Down's Syndrome (AP/Mindy Schauer)

Department of Health statistics show abortions due to disability have risen by nearly 1,000 since 2011

Pope Francis (CNS)

Italian magazine L’Espresso has published a leaked version of the pontiff’s encyclical on the environment

Argentina's Lionel Messi  playing in the Copa America (PA)

The South American football federation had pledged to donate $10,000 to a Vatican charity for every goal scored in the Copa America

Jozef Wesolowski (CNS)

Jozef Wesolowski accused of carrying out ‘a number of offences’ in the Dominican Republic

A scene from the trailer

A climate group has released an unofficial trailer ahead of the Pope’s encyclical on the environment

Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche of St Paul and Minneapolis

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St Paul in Minnesota is to leave his post

Franciscan Father Michael Perry (CNS)

Pope Francis will release his encyclical on the environment on Thursday

Firefighters hose water to put out the fire in the basilica in Nantes (PA)

A fire broke out at the church in France this morning

James MacMillan presenting a manuscript to Prince Charles (PA)

Leading classical music composer recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours