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Cardinal Parolin and John Kerry met previously at the Vatican in January (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Kerry for an hour

Cardinal Fernando Filoni (CNS)

Cardinal Fernando Filoni’s visit delayed by 24 hours due to logistical problems

Pope Francis and Barack Obama meet for the first time Below: The Pope and the president exchange gifts, plus a video of the meeting (PA, RomeReports)

President Obama has visited the Vatican for a private meeting with the Pope

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signs an anti-homosexuality bill into law (CNS)

Ugandan bishops have said that they support compassion

John Kerry is the first Catholic US Secretary of State since Edmund Muskie (AP)

US secretary of state discusses issues including the Middle East and Obama’s healthcare reforms

John Kerry is the first Catholic US Secretary of State since Edmund Muskie (AP)

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The Pope presides at the prayer vigil for Syria (AP)

An estimated 100,000 people attend peace vigil in St Peter’s Square

King Abdullah II of Jordan will meet Pope Francis this week (PA)

Pontiff to interrupt summer break for talks in Rome