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US track and field athlete Joe Kovacs competes in shot put during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (CNS photo/Dominic Ebenbichler, Reuters)

Joe Kovacs, a member of the Knights of Columbus, was trained in the sport by his mother

Anti-abortion demonstrators in Constitution Ave. in Washington 2007 on the 34th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

About 8 in 10 favour restrictions on abortions, and majority oppose taxpayer funding of abortions

An American World Youth Day pilgrim listens to Cardinal O'Malley at Tauron Arena in Kraków (CNS)

It’s no doubt possible to pass through the WYD experience at a fairly superficial level

Paintings of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher (CNS composite photo/Public domain)

A nationwide tour of relics of St Thomas More and St John Fisher will begin on Sunday

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks during a conference addressing the persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East and Africa at the UN (CNS)

Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, was one of the speakers at the conference

Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest presides at the foot-washing rite on Holy Thursday last year  (AP)

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Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, right, and Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil, Iraq, speak to reporters (Photo: PA)

Knights of Columbus have already raised $3 million for Christian refugees

People gather in Kiev to remember those killed in Ukrainian protests in 2014 (CNS)

$400,000 is being provided to relief programmes sponsored by the Catholic Church in Ukraine

Refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani (CNS)

The Knights of Columbus donate $2.2 million to help Middle East refugees

Cardinal O'Malley praised the influence of Pope Francis (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

We oppose abortion because we love people, he tells Knights of Columbus gathering