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Cardinal Robert Sarah (CNS)

The cardinal condemned the ‘ideological clash of factions’ over ad orientem worship

Smoke rises from a brick kiln on the outskirts of Gauhati, India (AP)

The organisations cited the Pope’s encyclical on the environment as the inspiration for the decision

Pope Francis in Amatrice, Italy (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Pope Francis visited Amatrice, in central Italy, on Tuesday morning

A man holds a religious leaflet showing the priest Jacques Hamel during his funeral mass, outside the Rouen cathedral, Normandy, (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Making the murdered French priest a saint will also challenge Catholics to ask themselves, am I prepared to die in God’s service?

Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the region's Muslim sheik and other faith leaders in Baku's main mosque (AP)

Quoting a Muslim poet, Francis said religions should help people build better societies

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica (CNS)

The retired pope had hoped to stay in the papacy until 2014, according to Mgr Georg Gaenswein

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the signatories (AP)

Cardinals Burke, Caffarra and Pujats are among 4,000 signatories who affirm the Church’s teachings on marriage and the Eucharist

Pope Francis arrives at the Aliyev congress centre for a meeting with the authorities in Baku (AP)

Pope Francis gave a press conference on his flight from Azerbaijan to Rome

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Baku to Rome (CNS)

However, the Pope also told reporters people convinced they were born in the wrong body deserve attentive pastoral care

Pope Francis censes a statue of Mary during Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Baku (CNS)

Pontiff celebrates Mass for 300 people in the capital Baku