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People await news of loved-ones at local fairgrounds after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Chris Harper-Mercer was reportedly asking victims their religion before shooting them

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis in the Oval Office of the White House (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Obama’s words to the Pope ring hollow

President Obama has failed to protect religious freedoms in the US

Pope Francis with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi in June (CNS)

Francis will meet President Obama, speak at a joint meeting of Congress and address the UN during his time in America

Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base (AP)

Pope Francis arrives in Washington DC

President Obama and the First Lady have welcomed the Pontiff to America at the start of his three-city visit

The US flag flies in front of a mural of Pope Francis in New York City (CNS)

Catholicism’s American revolution

From annulments to pro-life activism the American Church is blazing a trail for the rest of the Catholic world

A woman and child are escorted to a van by detention facility guards inside the Artesia Family Residential Centre (PA)

Hundreds of immigrant mothers and children currently being held in detention centres must be released by October 23

A teenage girl sleeps in a high fever,suffering from Malaria in South Sudan (PA)

President Obama could have used his Kenya trip to do more to raise awareness about the disease

Worshippers pray inside a Catholic church in Nyeri, Kenya (CNS)

Bishops have spoken out ahead of President Obama’s visit to the African country

The Pope and president meet in 2014 (PA)

Twiplomacy study shows that the Pope’s ‘retweet’ and ‘favourite’ rate is more than eight times higher than the US president’s

President Obama said Islam was woven into America's history since its founding (PA)

President Obama’s recent speech on Islam and America’s foundation was historically inaccurate