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Worshippers pray next to a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas especially revered by Mexicans, during Mass at the St John Paul II Pastoral Center in Gainesville (AP)

The Pope sent a video message to the US bishops’ autumn conference

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory (CNS)

Archbishop Wilton Gregory leads a special task force exploring ways of promoting peace and healing across America

A woman in San Diego talks through a fence with children in Tijuana, Mexico (CNS)

‘A duty to welcome and protect newcomers, particularly refugees, is an integral part of our mission,’ the bishops said in a statement

Hillary supporters at Wellesley College last night (AP)

The abortion stance of Clinton’s running mate was a major issue for Catholic voters

Celebrity politician: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire (CNS)

The acceptable face of hardline secularism

Despite his Catholic background, Canada’s Justin Trudeau has neglected the elderly, the unborn and even the environment in favour of identity politics

Patriarch Kirill blesses the congregation during the consecration of the Cathedral of the Dormition (AP)

The patriarch met the Queen and Archbishop of Canterbury during his time in London

Opposition supporters in Kinshasa, Congo, chant slogans during a march to press Congolese President Joseph Kabila to step down (CNS)

Politicians in the country have agreed to move a planned election to April 2018

A Bangladeshi policeman stands guard at the spot where three motorcycle-riding assailants hacked student activist Nazimuddin Samad to death in April (AP)

Unlike the lynch mobs of Bangladesh, the Church has nothing to fear from modern secularism

A woman holding a candle and images of disappeared victims takes part in a rally for peace in Medellin, Colombia (CNS)

A new peace deal is to be negotiated after voters rejected an agreement that would have formally ended the long-running war between the government and Farc

Protesters at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester (AP)

A book by former director-general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, makes a case for the importance of rediscovering a shared language