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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

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

Christopher claims he was told to remove his rosary at school

School in Florida says the rosary violated the dress code

Floral tributes and candles opposite the Bataclan theatre in Paris, after terror attacks killed at least 129 people in the city on Friday.

Questions about US practices in the resettlement of refugees have been raised after Paris attacks

The US flag flies in front of a mural of Pope Francis in New York City (CNS)

Catholicism’s American revolution

From annulments to pro-life activism the American Church is blazing a trail for the rest of the Catholic world