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Pope Francis speaks at a conference organised by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

The Pope addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences during a seminar on drug abuse prevention

Women light candles in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Poza Rica, Mexico, in memory of two murdered priests (AP)

The chief prosecutor for Michoacan said Fr Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen was killed after meeting with the men at his residence

Cardinal Brenes greets well-wishers in the Nicaraguan capital Managua after receiving the red hat in 2014 (AP)

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The sister and a niece of Fr Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz (AP)

State prosecutors have suggested the men were involved in questionable behaviour shortly before their deaths

Fr Jose Luis Guerra, works with gang members, prays over a young man on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico (CNS)

Dozens of priests have either died or vanished without trace in the country in the past 25 years

Human rights activists light candles for the victims of extra-judicial killings around the country (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The bishops said drug addicts were ‘sick brethren in need of healing, deserving of new life not death’

A Year 10 class at a London school (PA)

The study said ‘Generation Z’ were more likely than older generations to call themselves ‘conservative’ on marriage and gender

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'war' is bound to fail  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The Philippines government is risking the worst of all outcomes

Filipino residents in Manila involved with illegal drugs wait to take a pledge that they will not use or sell narcotics after surrendering to police and government officials (CNS)

More than 1,700 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since the government intensified its anti-illegal drugs drive

President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he talks during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police headquarters (AP)

The Church and human rights groups have been alarmed by President Duterte’s violent crackdown on drug crime