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Pope Francis talks President Joseph Kabila  at the Vatican (AP)

Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

Northern Irish pro-life campaigners at a protest in 2012 (PA)

Elections to Northern Ireland’s power-sharing assembly take place on Thursday

Local elections will take place across Scotland on 5 May (PA)

A letter signed by the Bishops of Scotland instructs Catholics to have ‘greater participation in the political process’

Then-presidential candidate Faustin-Archange Touadera votes during the second round of elections in Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga praised Pope Francis for helping create conditions for stable elections

Ash Wednesday in Manila this year. The bishops have great influence in the strongly Catholic country  (CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters)

Vote ‘for the right reasons’ and end political dynasties, churchmen plead

Soldiers drive through the capital Bujumbura last Wednesday (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)

President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to stand for a third term in office has sparked protests and an attempted coup

A riot policeman escorts an injured protester who was hit during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi (CNS)

President Pierre Nkurunziza says anyone opposed to his third term is ‘opposing the will of God’

Zimbabwean women collect food aid from a distribution point in Mutawatawa (CNS)

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference describe ‘water and power cuts and shortage of medicines’ in pastoral letter

All political parties have forgotten their roots; perhaps that is why politics is so irrelevant