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Pope Francis and Israeli President Shimon Peres pictured in Jerusalem  in 2014 (AP)

The Israeli Foreign Ministry had announced the Pope was expected to attend Friday’s funeral in Israel

US Vice President Joe Biden  (AP)

Three bishops wrote a blog post responding to Joe Biden’s decision to officiate at a same-sex wedding

Cardinal Raymond Burke (PA)

The cardinal said the devil tries to sow doubt in Catholics’ minds about defending human life publicly

Worshipers at the "Together 2016" event in Washington July 16. (CNS)

More than 350,000 Christians from all denominations celebrated the life-changing power of Jesus on the National Mall in Washington

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’