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Pope Francis blesses a woman during an audience with people living in difficult situations from Lyon, France (CNS)

Addressing a crowd of homeless and impoverished pilgrims from France, the Pope instructed believers to pray for those who lack compassion

Pope Francis prays for the bereaved parents of Beau Solomon (PA)

Francis expressed ‘feelings of deepest sympathy and compassion’ to Beau Solomon’s parents

Pope Francis leaves in procession after celebrating Mass with new archbishops from around the world in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Pope Francis addressed bishops at a feast day Mass at St Peter’s Basilica

Young anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate at the gates of Downing Street in central London after the UK voted to leave the European Union. (PA)

Have you ever looked at a newsstand and all the headlines objectively and wondered what kind of a society we have become?

Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Bishops are to ask Catholics to join an Anglican week of prayer

Queen Elizabeth II pictured during a visit to the Prince's Trust Centre in Kennington (PA)

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales release Prayer for the Queen to be recited at Masses on June 11-12

A crucifix rests in the casket of Mother Angelica as she lies in repose at the the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville CNS)

A book of the late nun’s short meditations is perfect reflection of this down-to-earth holy woman

Pope Francis shakes hands with Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram (L' Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg posted a welcome message to the Pontiff

Photo: CNS

If St Valentine’s Day is for romance, the Feast of St Joseph could be devoted to love and marriage

St Valentine is the patron of love, young people and happy marriages (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

The bishops of England and Wales have encouraged single Catholics to pray to St Valentine