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A mural of Blessed Oscar Romero decorates a wall in a street in Panchimalco, El Salvador. Romero was killed while celebrating Mass on March 24, 1980. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

The martyr, who was assassinated while celebrating Mass, is suggested as patron saint at WYD to be held in Panama

Cardinal Jose Lacunza Maestrojuan of David said that the event would bring the young together (CNS)

Cardinal Jose Lacunza Maestrojuan said the country would give World Youth Day 2019 a distinctive flavour

Chinese Catholics carry a statue of Our Lady of Sheshan in procession in May 2009 (CNS/UCAN)

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, blesses Pope Francis at the Vatican in June 16, 2014 (CNS)

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Rizal Park in Manila, the Philippines in 2015 (PA)

The WIN/Gallup survey of 64 countries found that those in the top fifth of incomes had the best impression of the Pope

A pregnant woman waits to be seen at the Women's National Hospital in San Salvador (CNS)

Salvadoran bishops have not responded to a government recommendation made in response to the Zika outbreak

Three-month-old Daniel, who was born with microcephaly, undergoes physical therapy at the Altino Ventura foundation in Recife, Brazil (AP)

As the virus spreads across Latin America, will the Catholic Church keep its thoughts to itself?

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with 300 of his Jesuit confreres at the Church of the Gesu in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

How Francis can save the Jesuits

The world’s largest male religious order is suffering an identity crisis and a decline in vocations. Can the first Jesuit pontiff lead it out of the doldrums?

Bolivian President Evo Morales presents the crucifix to Pope Francis (CNS)

Whatever the crude political message behind President Morales’s crucifix, the Pope transformed it into a higher purpose

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Nu Guazu Park in Asuncion, Paraguay (CNS)

‘Communion with God always brings forth fruit,’ Pope Francis told crowds gathered in Nu Guazu Park