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Soldiers drive through the capital Bujumbura last Wednesday (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)

President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to stand for a third term in office has sparked protests and an attempted coup

Pope Francis canonises four new saints in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Riot police detain a young man participating in street protests in Bujumbura, Burundi (CNS)

Catholics will resign from the country’s electoral commission if the election goes ahead

Pope Francis meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in May 2014 (AP)

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A riot policeman escorts an injured protester who was hit during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi (CNS)

President Pierre Nkurunziza says anyone opposed to his third term is ‘opposing the will of God’

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images)

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Patriarch Bechara Rai, centre, at a prayer service in Washington DC (CNS)

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An official of Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary holds a photo of the three Italian missionary nuns, from left, Bernardetta Boggian, Olga Raschietti and Lucia Pulici, found slain in their convent in Burundi (PA)

Sisters found dead in their mission residence in capital city Bujumbura

Pope Francis offered his prayers for 'all those affected' by the murders (AP)

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The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles (AP)

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