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'To bury the dead is a work of mercy' (AP)

New state regulations require the interment of the remains of all children who are lost through abortion or miscarriage at a healthcare facility

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The site includes local guidelines on preventing sexual abuse

Pope Francis lights a candle during an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke at the closing ceremony of an interreligious peace gathering in Assisi

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, speaks during the conference (CNS)

The Vatican sponsored a panel discussion, Eliminating the Trafficking of Children and Youth, at the United Nations

Syrian children wait for treatment at the hospital of a refugee camp (AP)

The joint Day of Prayer for Peace, sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need, is one of several initiatives to promote peace in the troubled country

Pope Francis has released his apostolic exhortation (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Here we provide a short summary of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation released today

St. Bernadine Monestary in Hollidaysburg (AP)

The men have been charged in connection with a two-year investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

A child poses for a photo with his family in Al-Qaboon, Syria (CNS)

UNICEF has called for unconditional access to children in Syria, including two million in besieged areas

Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

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Pope Francis gives a vaccine to a boy held by Mexico's first lady Angelica Rivera during a visit to the Federico Gomez Children's Hospital (CNS)

Francis greeted children and handed them rosaries during his time at the Federico Gomez children’s hospital