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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

Pope Francis passes in front a portrait of Mother Teresa as he is driven through the crowd at the end of a canonisation ceremony (AP)

American pilgrims were amongst those delighted to celebrate Mother Teresa’s canonisation

Objectors to assisted suicide law (PA/Andrew Milligan)

Judge Daniel Ottolia said it would cause ‘additional pain’ for patients if the bill was put on hold

Durant police surround Rodney Earl Sanders after his initial appearance in municipal court where he was charged with two counts of capital murder in the slayings of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The nuns’ order has said it opposes the death penalty and said the sisters’ murders do ‘not demand revenge’

Sister Margaret Held, 68, a member of the School Sisters of St Francis in Milwaukee, and Sister Paula Merrill, 68, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky (CNS)

A man has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the killing of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill

Washington Auxiliary Bishop Martin Holley processes into the World Youth Day opening Mass in Krakow (CNS)

New Bishop of Memphis appointed by Pope

Auxiliary Bishop Martin Holley of Washington will replace Bishop J Terry Steib