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An Iraqi Christian refugee girl holds a souvenir of the Holy Family as a boy looks on at a church in Hazmiyeh, near Beirut (CNS/Reuters)

Two Catholic politicians have written a letter signed by 60 colleagues calling on the prime minister to exert influence on the UN

Pope Francis sits next to Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi during a  meeting with the Muslim community at the Koudoukou mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

Pope Francis praised for the ‘simple message’ he delivered to the troubled country’s Christians and Muslims

French President Francois Hollande, right, French Foreign Minister and president of the COP21 Laurent Fabius, second right, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres and UN Secretary General Ban ii-moon at COP21 (AP)

An agreement to try and curb global warming was reached at the UN climate change conference on Saturday

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (CNS)

The COP21 conference, currently underway in Paris, will conclude on Friday

An American delegate looks at photos in a museum dedicated to the late Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador (CNS)

Three nuns and and a lay missionary were abducted and murdered by members of the National Guard

The UN's COP21 Climate Change Conference (AP)

Pope Francis has said it would be ‘tragic’ if special interests won out over the common good

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis speaks at today's general audience (AP)

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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

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