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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gives two thumbs up as on the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (AP)

Hispanic Catholics are solidly behind Hilary Clinton but white members of the faithful are split on whether to support her or her Republican rival

Linyi Cao, a graduate student studying economics at Washington University in St Louis, hunts for Pokemon Go stops around his neighbourhood  (CNS)

In its first week, the mobile phone game attracted nearly 21 million users

The lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in California (PA)

The bishops released a statement to coincide with the launch of the Yes on 62 campaign

Parishioners pray at a Mass dedicated to the slain and injured Dallas Police officers at the Cathedral Guadalupe in Dallas (AP)

Five Dallas police officers were killed by a gunman targeting police on July 7

A police officer directs traffic as the scene of the shootings is investigated (AP)

Bishop Robert Muench has released a statement following the killing of three police officers in the city

Pro-life advocates at the March for Life in Washington in 2016 (CNS)

Former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson explains why ‘science, reason and logic’ were behind her dramatic change of heart on abortion

A sign is displayed during an interfaith prayer vigil in Thanksgiving Square in Dallas on July 8 (CNS)

Archbishop Kurtz said the Dallas sniper attack was ‘an act of unjustifiable evil’ and that members of the public need ‘protection and fairness’

Democrat members of Congress, including  John Lewis, participate in sit-down protest seeking a vote on gun control measures (Rep John Yarmuth via AP)

Last week’s gun control sit-in highlights how one side of the culture war has successfully linked its opinions to the most contentious periods in US history

The US Supreme Court in Washington (CNS)

The court struck down two provisions of a 2013 Texas law regulating abortion in the state

Jean Dasilva sits next to a makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub as he mourns the loss of his friend Javier Jorge-Reyes  (AP)

Bishop John Noonan led an interfaith prayer service attended by 700 people after the Pulse nightclub massacre