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US House Speaker and Catholic Paul Ryan raises the gavel during the opening session of the new Congress on Capitol Hill. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

A third of the US Congress is Catholic

The proportion represents a rise in Catholics and a fall in the number of Protestants in recent decades

Money can be used to help those in places like southern Africa which are experiencing drought (AP)

The leaders said that additional funding will help respond to crises ‘that don’t make the headlines’

Pope Francis gestures while talking at St Patrick's Catholic Church (AP)

The Pope visited St Patrick’s Church in Washington after his historic speech to Congress

Pope Francis with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi in June (CNS)

Francis will meet President Obama, speak at a joint meeting of Congress and address the UN during his time in America

A Cuban flag is held aloft behind Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (CNS)

President Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro and the Vatican have all called for a lifting of the embargo

Rep Ann Wagner speaking in Washington DC (PA)

Rep Ann Wagner and other US politicians speak out after the release of controversial video secretly filmed by the Center for Medical Progress

US President Barack Obama shares a laugh with Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis address the US Congress and the United Nations during upcoming visit