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US Cardinal William Baum died on July 23 (CNS)

Cardinal William Baum was archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980 and was a cardinal for 39 years

Children talk to Francis during the welcoming ceremony at Silvio Pettirossi International airport in Asunción

Papal visit in 1988 led to end of one of the world’s longest military dictatorships

Is St John Paul II being sidelined? (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

Forgetting the unforgettable pope

Here in Kraków, it is impossible to forget this spiritual giant

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, Poland, right, speaking with Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne at last year's synod on the family (CNS)

Polish Church delegates will ‘stick to the understanding of Paul VI and John Paul II’, according to a bishops’ conference spokesman

A pilgrim holds a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero during beatification (CNS)

The Church has recognised a broad category of martyrs throughout the 20th century

Cardinal Vinko Puljic unveils a statue of St John Paul II in front of the cathedral in Sarajevo (PA)

Pope Francis will be the third pontiff to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina when he travels there on June 6

Pope Francis (CNS)

The eco-encyclical won’t commit the Church to unsettled science

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candlelit vigil at the shrine in Portugal (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

“There is no fourth secret and there are no other hidden secrets,” says Cardinal Amato

A statue of Pope John Paul II stands outside the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City (AP). Below, a statue by Zurab Tsereteli in Paris

Statue in a Brittany town square deemed to violate the separation of Church and state

Francis's message is broadcast during the opening ceremony of Expo 2015 (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Francis delivers live video message at opening of Expo 15 in Milan