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Chinese Catholics pray during a 2014 Mass in Beijing (CNS)

Bishop Joseph Wei Jingyi says ordinations are example of the government tightening its control over the Church.

Worshippers pray inside a Catholic church in Nyeri, Kenya (CNS)

Bishops have spoken out ahead of President Obama’s visit to the African country

Catholics pray outside the Texas state Capitol in Austin, Texas (CNS)

The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Texas from enforcing new requirements on abortion clinics

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, Poland, right, speaking with Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne at last year's synod on the family (CNS)

Polish Church delegates will ‘stick to the understanding of Paul VI and John Paul II’, according to a bishops’ conference spokesman

Pope Francis: 'Bishops must have ecclesial sensitivity' (CNS)

Francis addressed the bishops of Italy at the opening their annual general assembly at the Vatican

Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

In March 500 priests in Britain signed a letter urging those attending this year’s family synod to issue a ‘firm proclamation’ upholding Church teaching

People attend a memorial vigil in Nairobi, Kenya, earlier this month for the 147 people killed in an attack on Garissa University College (CNS)

Francis met Kenyan bishops at the Vatican and urged them to promote peace, dialogue and justice.

HMP Wandsworth in London (PA)

Bishop Richard Moth said that British prisons are overcrowded and under-resourced

Tagle spoke at the Catholic University of America on Monday (CNS)

Cardinal Tagle pays tribute to Gaudium et Spes in speech at the at the Catholic University of America

People gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Kano, Nigeria, last year (PA)

Bishops speak out ahead ahead of re-scheduled general elections