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A photo of three slain Franciscans is unveiled during the beatification ceremony  (AP)

Two Poles and one Italian were killed by Shining Path guerrillas in 1991

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s that ‘every effort should be made to mitigate the impact of climate change’

A Christmas tree frames Pope Francis as he delivers his Angelus address (AP)

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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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A cup of mate de coca served in Villazón, Bolivia (WIkipedia)

Reports that Francis planned to ‘do cocaine’ in South America were outrageously misleading

Pope Francis's new encyclical will address the issue of inequality in the distribution of resources (CNS)

The Archbishop of Huancayo says encyclical released this month will have ‘many critics’

WhatsApp has been criticised by Cardinal Cipriani (CNS)

Cardinal Cipriani Thorne claimed the popular messaging app is having a negative impact on the lives of couples and families.

Valerio Mendoza, 83, at a vigil for climate change on the eve of the UN climate summit in Lima (CNS)

An interfaith prayer vigil took place in Lima earlier this week

More than 400 people packed a La Salle Brothers chapel in Lima in support of British Brother Paul McAuley (CNS photo/Barbara Fraser)

Brother Paul McAuley, from Portsmouth, given temporary stay while officials consider his appeal