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Nadim Gemayel, a member of the Lebanese Parliament, greets Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral in Brooklyn (CNS)

Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, visited to New York to discuss a permanent solution to Middle East refugee crises

Vandals destroy a crucifix they looted from a church amid student protests in Santiago (AP)

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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston baptises a catechumen during the Easter Vigil (CNS)

The place we need to look for instruction is the American South

A poppy is 'milked' for opium paste (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

The bishops said that the poor of Mexico were being starved to death and had no alternatives

Illustration by Christian Adams

The American Catholic dilemma

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Will it be President Trump, at war with the Vatican? Or President Clinton, de-Christianising America? The Catholic vote is dividing in unexpected ways

Cardinal Pell: Cameron's move was 'at odds with the core beliefs of all mainstream Christian churches, including his own'

Vatican cardinal says decision to legalise same-sex marriage reveals British Prime Minister’s ‘confusion’

Pope Francis speaks during an outdoor Mass in Ciudad Juarez (AP)

Pontiff says migrants ‘get caught up in a web that ensnares and always destroys the poorest’

Pope Francis prays before the cross on the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso (CNS)

Cardinal O’Malley says papal visit is ‘a great sign of hope for families separated and suffering’

Pope Francis presented President Obama with the Rosary beads last September (PA)

President Obama says the Rosary makes him ‘think about peace’

The front cover of the graphic book (CNS photo/Liturgy Training Publications and Editions du Signe)

Augustus Tolton, whose Cause opened in 2011, fled slavery aged nine