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Eucharistic congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

At the bishops’ conference’s spring meeting the bishops agreed to hold the congress in 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best actor at the Oscars on Sunday (AP)

At a conference on environmental issues, Sister Aloha Vergara urged Catholics to ‘be like Leonardo DiCaprio’

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, right, at the 2014 family synod (CNS)

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President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos, with his wife Imelda at his side, just before being toppled in February 1986 (AP Photo/Alberto Marquez)

‘God was there as if the seed (of democracy) was being planted’, nuns recall

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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The priest was using the hoverboard during Mass (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Priest says the suspension is ‘a wake-up call’ for him

Couples listen to the homily during a mass wedding for the poor at St Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri Church in Makati City, Philippines (CNS)

The ceremony at St Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri Church was part of the the Philippine bishops’ Year of the Poor

Workers gather elephant tusks seized in Manila, the Philippines (Photo: CNS)

‘No matter the beauty of a work of art, it cannot justify the slaughter of wildlife,’ say bishops

Pope Francis with Philippine President Benigno Aquino in January (AP)

President Benigno Aquino spoke to reporters about Pope Francis’s trip to the Philippines earlier this year

Residents hold on to a plastic hose and an electricity wire while trying to cross a road after Typhoon Koppu hit the province of Nueva Ecija (CNS)

Relief effort hampered by struggle to communicate with some parts of the typhoon-hit region in the north of the country