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The Refugee Olympic Team arrives during the opening ceremony for Rio 2016 (AP)

The 2016 Summer Games in Rio marks the first time a refugee team has officially participated in the Olympics

A photo of Fr Hamel is displayed during his funeral Mass at Rouen cathedral (AP)

It is futile to deny that ISIS can legitimately claim to be Islamic – even if it is out of sync with mainstream Islam

Pope Francis in Krakow, at the conclusion of his five-day in Poland last month. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

The role of the traditional parish church fiercely defended by Pope Francis

Secretaries are often the first point of contact for those interested in the Church

Church secretaries should be a cheery voice at the end of the phone to prevent scaring away callers

Cardinal Marc Ouellet: 'I think that controversies around Amoris Laetitia are understandable' (CNS)

The cardinal said Amoris Laetitia proposed ‘a new pastoral approach’ which was ‘more dialogical and merciful’

Pope Francis hears Confessions inside St Mary of the Angels Basilica (AP)

Pontiff says that in the Year of Mercy it’s ‘ever clearer that the path of forgiveness can truly renew the Church and the world’

A mural of Blessed Oscar Romero decorates a wall in a street in Panchimalco, El Salvador. Romero was killed while celebrating Mass on March 24, 1980. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

The martyr, who was assassinated while celebrating Mass, is suggested as patron saint at WYD to be held in Panama

Pope Francis greets the faithful at weekly general audience (AP)

Pope Francis tells general audience that the Olympics brings down barriers between people from different backgrounds

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP)

The Pontiff told the faithful that young people today gave ‘strong signs’ of hope and brotherhood in a world plagued with ‘cruelty’

Sisters of the Company of the Cross gathered in St Peter’s Square (AP)

Catholic women used to wield colossal power. The Pope’s commission alone can’t bring back those days