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Father Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly (CNS)

Fr Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly spent more than two decades in prison and 15 years under house arrest

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal at a press conference to announce his vetoing of the bill (PA)

More than 500 companies, including Disney and Coca-Cola, urged Gov Deal’s veto

President Obama is greeted by Cardinal Jaime Ortega last night (AP)

Cardinal Ortega, along with Pope Francis, played a part in the ‘Cuban Thaw’ of diplomatic relations with the US

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

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Pope Francis presented President Obama with the Rosary beads last September (PA)

President Obama says the Rosary makes him ‘think about peace’

A lady becomes emotional after looking at the floral tributes and candles opposite the Bataclan theatre in Paris, after terror attacks killed at least 129 people in the city on Friday.

Assembly of Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land has called on the world ‘to stand united against terrorism’

Vladimir Putin has outfoxed the West in the Middle East
(AP)

America and Britain have helped to endanger minorities in the Middle East

Pope Francis reaches from the popemobile as a child is brought to him along a parade  route Sept. 23 in Washington. (CNS photo/Alex Brandon, pool)

Sophia Cruz delivered a letter and picture to Pope Francis begging him to help her parents and others facing deportation.

President Barack Obama leans over to talk to Pope Francis during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House (AP)

President Obama welcomed Pope Francis to America during a ceremony at the White House

Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base (AP)

Pope Francis arrives in Washington DC

President Obama and the First Lady have welcomed the Pontiff to America at the start of his three-city visit