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Pope Francis addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York (AP)

Pontiff urges world leaders to rise to grave challenges of the 21st century

A Palestinian woman waves a Palestinian flag with a UN stickers attached on it  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

The Holy See has asked to be removed from a draft resolution

Cardinal Charles Bo, pictured in January (CNS/Soe Zeya Tun, Reuters)

‘An immense tragedy is taking place on the seas of Southeast Asia,’ says Cardinal Charles Bo

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt (CNS)

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