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Opposition supporters in Kinshasa, Congo, chant slogans during a march to press Congolese President Joseph Kabila to step down (CNS)

Politicians in the country have agreed to move a planned election to April 2018

A bus was set alight at the protest outside Witswatersrand University on October 10 (AP)

Fr Graham Pugin was injured along with several others in a student protest

Vodafone's 'Instant Schools for Africa' programme provides digital education at schools in refugee camps across Africa (CNS)

Pope Francis praised Vodafone’s charitable work but encouraged the company to provide access to religious texts

Pope Francis talks President Joseph Kabila  at the Vatican (AP)

Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

Burnt out cars are seen outside a government building, following an election protest in Libreville, Gabon (AP)

Pope prays for victims of Gabon violence

The Pope called on Catholics in the African country to be ‘builders of peace’

There are around 1.2 billion Catholics in the world today; by 2050 it may be 1.6 billion (CNS)

Catholicism’s incredible growth story

Critics keep announcing the Church’s imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising

A man holds a leaflet showing Fr Jacques Hamel during the funeral Mass outside Rouen cathedral (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Aid to the Church in Need is launching a campaign to support the training of 1,000 new priests

Schoolchildren queueing for their lunch in Malawi (Chris Watt)

Mary’s Meals seeks funding in order to continue to provide meals for schoolchildren in the African country

South Sudanese rebel soldiers  at a military camp in April (AP)

The cardinal and Bishop Kenney have appealed for peace and humanitarian assistance for the troubled country

The wife of the injured editor blames the Lesotho army for the shooting, according to Amnesty International (PA)

The Church in Lesotho has recorded a rise in the ‘alarming’ number of human rights abuses by the government