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A woman and child are escorted to a van by detention facility guards inside the Artesia Family Residential Centre (PA)

Hundreds of immigrant mothers and children currently being held in detention centres must be released by October 23

Jamestown, Virginia: crosses mark the burial places of four of the earliest settler leaders, including Captain Gabriel Archer (Photo: AP)

A reliquary found in Jamestown, Virginia, gives a Catholic foundation to a country so often thought of as Protestant

Jamestown Discovery

Historians speculate that early settler leader could have been a Catholic spy

Pope Francis talks with Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia (Photo: CNS)

Estimate made by organisers of the World Meeting of Families

Women walk past a statue of Archbishop John Carroll at Georgetown University in Washington DC (CNS)

Archbishop John Carroll had an extraordinary impact on American Catholicism

Priests lay hands on candidates during their ordination at the Co-Cathedral of St Joseph in Brooklyn last June (Photo: CNS)

Nearly 600 Americans are expected to be ordained to the priesthood this year

Pope Francis has been outspoken about the death penalty throughout his pontificate (PA)

Pope Francis has spoken out over the death penalty on numerous occasions

Downtown Phoenix, backdropped by Piestewa Peak (PA)

Phoenix leaves me gasping in admiration

I find myself missing two things about England: a decent cup of tea and a little English reserve

The Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in El Cobre, Cuba (Photo: CNS)

Pope hails ‘noble’ task of diplomacy in address to new ambassadors

Pope Francis and Barack Obama talked about Cuba during their meeting at the Vatican in March (Photo: CNS)

One meeting between US and Cuban officials was held at the Vatican