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Pope Francis embraces a nun during vespers with priests, religious and seminarians at the cathedral in Havana (CNS)

Pope Francis delivered an off-the-cuff homily in Havana’s cathedral on Sunday

A woman stands among the rubble of a destroyed building hit by tornado in Sittwe, in Burma (CNS)

Renewed fighting between the military and the Kachin Independence Army has caused more than 1,000 civilians to flee their homes

A displaced mother and child in South Sudan (ACN)

People are being driven to starvation due to ongoing conflict in the country, Aid to the Church in Need has reported

Argentina's Lionel Messi  playing in the Copa America (PA)

The South American football federation had pledged to donate $10,000 to a Vatican charity for every goal scored in the Copa America

A young earthquake victim is comforted outside a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal (CNS)

More than 60 people and more than 1,200 were injured when the magnitude-7.3 earthquake hit on Tuesday

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a video message to the opening session of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly

Bishop Egan (Photo: Mazur/

Clergy urged to check that charities’ activities are not contrary to Church teaching

Archbishop Cushley meeting inhabitants of Chipolomba village including Mary Jackson, in the yellow jumper

The Catholic definition of charity

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is helping farmers in Malawi

Pope Francis (CNS)

God wants to see a faith that inspires action, says Francis in homily

Health workers pray before entering an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia (Photo: CNS)

The charity is training priests, imams and other leaders to raise awareness about hygiene