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'Orlando' is spelled out in candles at a vigil in Atlanta (AP/David Goldman)

The shooting at a crowded nightclub left 49 people dead and many more injured

Hundreds of people bow their heads in prayer during a vigil for victims of the Orlando nightclub attack (Andres Leiva/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

We should recognise it as a homophobic killing and renew our commitment to upholding the rule of law

A woman in Bayelsa, Nigeria, reads an army poster picturing wanted Boko Haram suspects (CNS)

More than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram in 2014

Orlando Police officers direct family members away from a multiple shooting at a nightclub in Orlando (AP)

49 people were killed and a further 53 injured in the shooting at Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning

Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana (CNS)

In a video filmed in St Peter’s Square, Archbishop Anthony Apuron said he was a ‘victim of horrible calumnies’

Visitors walk past a men's bathroom at the Statehouse in Boston (AP)

The latest skirmish has revealed the inner contradictions of identity politics

Pope Francis (CNS)

Mgr Edward Deliman’s appointment was announced by the apostolic nuncio to the United States

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

The court vacated earlier rulings against two Catholic entities’ legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate

A man enters Pfizer's world headquarters, in New York (AP)

Pfizer has said it will restrict the availability of drugs that might be used to make compounds for lethal injections to US government agencies

Jon Rogers, a spokesman for St Frances X Cabrini, walks past a stained glass window at the church (AP)

Protestors had hoped to reverse a decision by the Archdiocese of Boston to close St Frances X Cabrini church