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Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, right, and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine speak during the debate (AP)

Tim Kaine said he and Hillary Clinton ‘support the constitutional right of American women to consult their own conscience’

A member of the Abolition Action Committee hangs a sign in front of the Supreme Court in Washington during a 2008 vigil to abolish the death penalty (CNS)

The Supreme Court cases address ‘the brokenness of the judicial system’, say Catholic campaigners

Archbishop Roger Schwietz (CNS)

Archbishop Roger Schwietz of Anchorage will be replaced by Bishop Paul Etienne of Cheyenne

A woman venerates a relic of St Padre Pio at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell (CNS)

The heart of the saint was taken to the Archdiocese of Boston, the first time the relic has left Italy

Arnold Palmer acknowledging the crowd on the 18th during the Champions Challenge at St Andrews, Fife, in 2015 (PA)

Archabbot Douglas Nowicki said prayers and blessed the golf legend shortly before he died

A Mexican flag adorned with black mourning ribbons (AP)

Fr Alejo Nabor Jimenez Juarez and Fr Jose Alfredo Juarez de la Cruz were dragged at gunpoint out of a church in Poza Rica

Baltimore Archbishop William Lori in 2013.  (AP)

The Archbishop of Baltimore defended religious freedom after a commitee chairman called it an ‘excuse for discrimination’

A memorial to unborn children is pictured outside a Catholic church in Alexandria, Virginia (CNS)

The faithful in America has embraced these memorials. Catholics in Britain should do the same

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen Tim Kaine (AP)

The Democratic vice presidential nominee opposed same-sex marriage until 2005

Visitors walk past the US Supreme Court building in Washington DC (CNS)

The bishops said the rights of people with religious objections to contraception should be protected