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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry last month (AP)

A crackdown on drug-related crime has left more than 400 suspected dealers dead since President Duterte took office in June

Parishioners pray at a Mass dedicated to the slain and injured Dallas Police officers at the Cathedral Guadalupe in Dallas (AP)

Five Dallas police officers were killed by a gunman targeting police on July 7

Orthdox worshippers gather round candles stuck to jars of honey, arranged as a Holy Cross, during Mass for the 'sanctification of honey' at a church near Sofia in 2012 (AP)

During a recent trip to Bulgaria, I discovered a people in need of pastoral care, not theological squabbling

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting in May (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Acting on Pope Francis’s wishes, a Vatican official is in Cairo to visit al-Azhar University

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’

A traffic police officer stands guard along the street as pro-life supporters hold a banner which reads "no to abortion" during a demonstration outside the Supreme Court of Justice in downtown Mexico City. (CNS photo/Henry Romero, Reuters)

The case of a woman who requested an abortion in 2013 has prompted scrutiny of the country’s law on abortion

The London cemetery and extension in Longueval, France, where some of the soldier's who fought in the battle of the Somme which started on July 1  1916 are buried (PA)

July 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army

Bishop Frank J Caggiano of Bridgeport, said Catholics must raise their voices against hatred (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Bishops in America have expressed their solidarity with the victims of the Orlando shootings and their families

Mary Beard's new series on the Romans is mesmerising

Romanitas was the glue that kept the Empire together. The Church has something strikingly similar

We must not neglect our prayers for women (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

I felt twinges of guilt when I heard Pope Francis’s May prayer intentions