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The Basilica of St Benedict in the ancient city of Norcia after an earthquake in central Italy (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

The community looked after the now destroyed Basilica of St Benedict

A view of the village of San Pellegrino near Norcia (AP)

The strongest earthquake to hit the country in 36 years has displaced 15,000 people as well as destroying homes and churches

Italian firefighters gather near the collapsed Benedictine Cathedral of Norcia, central Italy (AP)

The earthquake, which measured 6.5 on the Richter scale, was the most severe in Italy since 1980

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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A portrait of Mother Teresa hangs from St Peter's Basilica ahead of her canonisation on Sunday (AP)

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Cardinal Tagle: 'Why are only few people speaking out against abortion?' (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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The Very Rev Andrew McLellan has led the inquiry into the Church's handling of abuse cases in Scotland (PA)

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Barack Obama meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 27, 2014 (AP)

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Benedictine monks perform chants at the Monastery of St Benedict of Norcia, Italy. (CNS photo/Christopher McLallen courtesy Universal Music)

The Benedictine monks, based in Norcia, Italy have released an album of 33 sacred songs

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks down a street in Aleppo (AP)

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