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The moment Pope Francis kissed baby Gianna (CBS Philadephia)

Gianna Masciantoni was kissed by the Pontiff during his visit to Philadelphia in September

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

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

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to United States, listens to remarks at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual autumn meeting (AP)

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano received two standing ovations

Timothy Muise and Shawn Fisher unveil the John Collins and Edward Farley Thomas Merton Resource and Research Centre at a state prison in Shirley (CNS)

The ‘resource and research centre’ is housed in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel at prison in Shirley, Massachusetts

The Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Milwaukee

The US archdiocese has had its re-organisation proposals approved by the courts

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico (AP)

Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera has reportedly confirmed that the Pontiff will begin his visit to the country on February 12

Cardinal DiNardo and Archbishop Kurtz share a light moment at the US bishops' plenary meeting (CNS)

The US bishops will discuss and vote on a pastoral response to pornography and an election statement at the November general assembly

Maureen O'Hara with fellow actor Jean-Pierre Aumont (CNS)

The Irish actor starred in Miracle on 34th Street, Jamaica Inn and The Quiet Man

An opponent of Planned Parenthood demonstrates in front of a new facility in Houston in January (CNS)

The House of Representatives voted to redirect the money to community health centres, but President Obama will veto the bill