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Cardinal Parolin addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/09/16

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Sisters Shanti Kiron, left, and Mary Marta, members of the Missionaries of Charity, distribute St Teresa of Calcutta prayer cards and medals following a conference at the United Nations (CNS)

The Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations described St Teresa as the human face of eternal hope

Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, will lead the new department (CNS photo/Tom Tracy)

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has easily the most political portfolio in the curia

A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo on April 28 (AP)

Cafod is amongst the aid agencies unable to enter the Syrian city because of heavy fighting

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, speaks during the conference (CNS)

The Vatican sponsored a panel discussion, Eliminating the Trafficking of Children and Youth, at the United Nations

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a visit to the United Nations' World Food Programme (AP)

The Pope has visited the World Food Programme in Rome for the first time

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a visit to the WFP (AP)

The Pontiff delivered a speech to the executive board of the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome

Archbishop Auza said the world must 'strike terrorism at its very roots' (AP)

Archbishop Auza says terrorists must be prevented from recruiting young people online

A man carries a child after last week's airstrikes on Aleppo (Photo: Validated UGC via AP video)

The longer we put off dealing with failed states, the harder it becomes

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks during a conference addressing the persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East and Africa at the UN (CNS)

Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, was one of the speakers at the conference