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An official of Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary holds a photo of the three Italian missionary nuns, from left, Bernardetta Boggian, Olga Raschietti and Lucia Pulici, found slain in their convent in Burundi (PA)

Sisters found dead in their mission residence in capital city Bujumbura

Cardinal Seán Brady (CNS)

The cardinal will be replaced by Archbishop Eamon Martin who has served as coadjutor since early 2013

Pope Francis talks with students from different countries as part of the Scholas.Social project (PA) Below: Video report (CNS)

Francis answers questions from pupils on five continents via Google Hangouts

Pope Francis welcomes former Israeli President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the Vatican (CNS)

Former Israeli President asks Pope to head United Religions organisation

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis makes comments during general audience St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis receives stole that belonged to priest killed by mafia during prayer service in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Mafia boss threatens anti-mob activist priest

The Italian bishops have sent a message of solidarity to Father Ciotti

Maradona met the Pope at last night's game (AP)

‘After being far from the Church, I am proud of returning to it after God took my mother,’ footballer says

A displaced woman and child flee Islamic State in Sinjar, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The priest had sent a message telling the Pope: ‘I’m afraid of losing your children’

Fr Jorge Hernandez celebrates Mass in Gaza (CNS)

Argentine Fr Jorge Hernandez has 45-minute private meeting with the Pope

Newlyweds walk past Swiss Guards at Wednesday's general audience (CNS)

The ceremony will be the first papal celebration of a wedding since 2000