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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gives two thumbs up as on the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (AP)

Hispanic Catholics are solidly behind Hilary Clinton but white members of the faithful are split on whether to support her or her Republican rival

Linyi Cao, a graduate student studying economics at Washington University in St Louis, hunts for Pokemon Go stops around his neighbourhood  (CNS)

In its first week, the mobile phone game attracted nearly 21 million users

The lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in California (PA)

The bishops released a statement to coincide with the launch of the Yes on 62 campaign

Parishioners pray at a Mass dedicated to the slain and injured Dallas Police officers at the Cathedral Guadalupe in Dallas (AP)

Five Dallas police officers were killed by a gunman targeting police on July 7

A police officer directs traffic as the scene of the shootings is investigated (AP)

Bishop Robert Muench has released a statement following the killing of three police officers in the city

Archbishop Cordileone is one of the church leaders in favour of the new legislation

The First Amendment Defence Act would ensure federal protection for faith-based organisations who support traditional marriage, committee hears

Pro-life advocates at the March for Life in Washington in 2016 (CNS)

Former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson explains why ‘science, reason and logic’ were behind her dramatic change of heart on abortion

The father of a man who was killed by ISIS attends a service in the Virgin Mary Church near Cairo (CNS)

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Democrat members of Congress, including  John Lewis, participate in sit-down protest seeking a vote on gun control measures (Rep John Yarmuth via AP)

Last week’s gun control sit-in highlights how one side of the culture war has successfully linked its opinions to the most contentious periods in US history

The casket of Pulse victim Angel Candelario Padro, a 28-year-old nurse and National Guard member,  at the Guanica municipal cemetery in Puerto Rico (AP)

The Mass for those killed in the Pulse nightclub massacre was being held in Puerto Rico