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Catholic Leftists on the march

For good reason, commentators on the Catholic Left could hardly contain their excitement at the papal visit

Pope Francis replied to the boy's letter saying he would join him in prayer (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Francis says he will accompany the children’s pilgrimage with prayer

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly general audience (CNS)

The Pope reviewed his papal visit to Cuba and the US during his general audience in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis has announced the theme of World Communications Day (PA)

The Pope wants to invite a deeper reflection on the link between communication and mercy

Protestors gather outside of Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson, before the execution of Kelly Gissendaner. (PA)

Kelly Gissendaner was killed by lethal injection yesterday

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (AP)

The Kentucky county court clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples met Francis during his papal visit

Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held while en route to Italy (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis ‘criticises Rome’s mayor’

Comments made on plane will increase tension ahead of Year of Mercy

Francis gestures to inmates in a Philadelphia prison next to the wooden chair they made for his visit (AP)

China’s President Xi Jinping made his own visit to the US last week

Young people from Brazil pass on the World Youth Day cross to youths from Poland (CNS)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place next July in Krakow, Poland

Kraków is the host city for next year's World Youth Day (AP)

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