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Pope Francis meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in May 2014 (AP)

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Supporters of traditional marriage hold signs near Capitol Hill (CNS)

The US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over whether states that bar same-sex marriage must recognise such unions

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS)

A referendum on same-sex marriage is being held in Ireland on May 22

People gather in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to defend an article of the country's civil code that upholds traditional marriage (CNS)

Catholic lay organisation launches challenge on constitutional grounds against move to allow same-sex marriage

The Pope holds a pocket-sized version of the Gospel that was distributed by the homeless during the Angelus (AP)

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Archbishop Bashar Warda: 'For me, Daesh [ISIS] is a cancer' (CNS/Simon Caldwell)

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Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

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Archbishop George J Lucas of Omaha (CNS)

A US district judge effectively struck down Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage on March 2

Pope Francis with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and First Lady Angelica Rivera in June 2014 (AP)

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The US Supreme Court building in Washington (CNS)

The court has accepted petitions from Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio