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Pope Francis speaks to Valerie Herrera, the teenager who later sang for him

A teenager sang for the the Pope after describing how she had been the victim of bullying

The 'Homeless Jesus'  bronze sculpture that sits in front of a Washington building occupied by Catholic Charities (CNS)

Pope Francis blessed a smaller version of the statue at the Vatican in 2013

A woman and child are escorted to a van by detention facility guards inside the Artesia Family Residential Centre (PA)

Hundreds of immigrant mothers and children currently being held in detention centres must be released by October 23

Little Sisters of the Poor attend 2014 celebration of Fortnight for Freedom Mass in Baltimore (CNS)

One court said the Little Sisters of the Poor need not comply with its July ruling against them while the sisters appeal to the Supreme Court

A supporter of physician assisted suicide outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 2005 (PA)

Prof William Toffler, a leading Oregon doctor, has said that ‘the sick and ageing deserve better’

Pope Francis greets the crowd from his popemobile, a Jeep Wrangler, as he arrives in Quito, Ecuador, in July (CNS)

Pope Francis will be driven through crowds in Washington, New York and Philadelphia next month

Pope Francis will begin his tour of the US on September 22 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The hopeful presidential candidate made his remarks ahead of the Pope’s visit next month

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush: power, privilege and talent (AP)

America could be on the verge of electing its first Catholic Republican president. But it would not be long before he found himself in conflict with Church leaders

O'Donnell recounts her previously harrowing experience

The Centre for Medical Progress has released another video concerning abortion practices in America

Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator for Farc, rrives for a new round of peace talks with Colombia's government accompanied by fellow Farc delegates Pastor Alape, right, and Carlos Antonio Lozada, centre  (AP)

The Vatican has said that a meeting between the Pope and Farc representatives ‘is not foreseen’