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A protestor faces police in Baltimore (PA)

Catholics join clean-up effort following riots in Baltimore

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Vatican release Pope’s message for the 2015 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Cardinal Nichols celebrating Mass in Erbil (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Archbishop of Westminster joined Archbishop Bashar Warda and the Chaldean community in a celebration of Mass on Sunday

Washing and kissing feet: Mama Maggie’s attention is always focused on the children (AP)

Amid the filth and despair of Cairo’s worst slums, a middle-class ‘lady in white’ feels called by God to protect the children who must sort rubbish to stay alive

People gather in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to defend an article of the country's civil code that upholds traditional marriage (CNS)

Catholic lay organisation launches challenge on constitutional grounds against move to allow same-sex marriage

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CNS)

President of bishops’ conference responds to survey that shows 60 percent of Filipinos want divorce to be legalised

Women pray during a Mass at the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki (CNS)

Pope speaks to bishops after celebrations in Japan marked the 150th anniversary of a group of ‘hidden Christians’ openly professing their faith

A student tapes her mouth shut during a  candlelight vigil for the elderly nun attacked last week (CNS)

The attack took place after a group of masked men broke into the Jesus and Mary Congregation convent on Friday night

Pope Francis (CNS)

Thanks to his unassuming personality and popularity, the Pontiff has a golden opportunity to change hearts and minds with a papal visit

Nigel Farage said the children of migrants should be barred from state education for five years (PA)

Auxiliary Bishop Patrick Lynch criticises Ukip leader for suggesting immigrants should pay to educate their children