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Filipino residents in Manila involved with illegal drugs wait to take a pledge that they will not use or sell narcotics after surrendering to police and government officials (CNS)

More than 1,700 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since the government intensified its anti-illegal drugs drive

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

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

An engineering technician in the control room on board Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant, one of the UK's four nuclear warhead-carrying submarines (PA)

Ahead of Parliament vote on Trident renewal, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said deploying nuclear weapons ‘does not fit within the Just War tradition’

Displaced people walk next to a razor wire fence at the United Nations base in Juba (AP)

Violent clashes between forces loyal to the president and those loyal to the vice president have spread across the city of Juba in recent days

A sign is displayed during an interfaith prayer vigil in Thanksgiving Square in Dallas on July 8 (CNS)

Archbishop Kurtz said the Dallas sniper attack was ‘an act of unjustifiable evil’ and that members of the public need ‘protection and fairness’

An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (CNS)

Bishops have pleaded with law enforcers to treat suspected criminals with respect and compassion after a sharp rise in police violence in the Philippines

'Orlando' is spelled out in candles at a vigil in Atlanta (AP/David Goldman)

The shooting at a crowded nightclub left 49 people dead and many more injured

'The abuse crisis was caused by abusers in the first place, but the crisis became a catastrophe because many bishops were not properly capable of oversight' (CNS)

The Pope’s new set of canons are significant because they locate the epicenter of the abuse crisis in the episcopacy

Archbishop Peter Smith  (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Peter Smith discussed the upcoming referendum in an interview with Vatican Radio