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Alex, centre, with his burial team (Cafod/Laura Purves)

‘I imagine that it is me lying there,’ says Alex Musa Koroma , the leader of a safe burial team supported by Cafod

The Vatican is sending million to help west Africa (AP)

Money will be used to support and train clergy to help people afflicted with the virus

Pope Francis (AP)

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace

Fides said many of the killings were carried out with 'brutality and ferociousness' (AP)

Vatican Congregation hails 18 Catholics who died caring for Ebola patients

Dr Martin Salia, the U.S. surgeon originally from Sierra Leone, died yesterday (CNS photo courtesy Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service)

Dr Salia is sixth doctor in Sierra Leone to lay down his life treating the sick

Pope Francis (AP)

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Liberia has been devastated by the disease (CNS photo/Reuters handout via Ministry of Defense)

Prelate says whole families are being destroyed by the virus

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

Liberians wait outside the John F Kennedy Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia (CNS)

Fr McDonald Nah has said Liberians ‘can’t even go to church’ due to spread of virus

Liberian residents of West Point wait for food rations to be handed out  in Monrovia, Liberia (CNS)

People are unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the deadly virus