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Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of Al-Azhar, will be received at the Vatican on Monday (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

The Pope will receive the highest authority in Sunni Islam at the Vatican on Monday

Polish soldiers at the unveiling ceremony of a giant cross monument in central Warsaw in honor of the late Pope John Paul II (AP)

The meeting near Krakow on July 31 has been a security headache for authorities

Anglican Archbishop Michael Jackson and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin lead an ecumenical Good Friday procession in Dublin (CNS photo/John Mc Elroy)

The trip would likely include the first ever papal visit to Northern Ireland

Pope Francis (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Francis said it was a mortal sin to exploit workers for cheap labour

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, president of the Italian bishops' conference (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Cardinal Bagnasco said same-sex unions had been put on a par with marriage and the difference was one of vocabulary

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope focused on the Gospel parable of the rich man and Lazarus at his latest general audience in St Peter’s Square

Women should carry a bottle of holy water in their hand bags (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

Women are called to save souls in many different ways

Fr Thomas Rosica (AP)

Fr Thomas Rosica said many Catholics were guilty of character assassination and ‘being against everyone and everything’

Pope Francis prays during the opening session of the Italian Episcopal Conference (AP)

Pope Francis opened the Italian bishops’ conference annual assembly in the Vatican

Sadiq Khan during the signing ceremony for the newly elected Mayor of London, in Southwark Cathedral, the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark (AP)

The election of a Muslim as London mayor ‘illustrates the need for Europe to rediscover its capacity to integrate’, the Pope told La Croix