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Pope Francis with US President Barack Obama (CNS)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin also suggested Francis will go to UN during September trip

Police officers stand by a memorial for their murdered colleagues (CNS)

Two police officers were shot dead in New York on Saturday

File photo of Pope John Paul II's 1998 visit to Cuba

The Holy See has ended a historic quarrel and promoted world peace

Iraqi Kurdish forces survey a bridge rigged with explosives by Islamic State militants, as they inspect the area in Zumar, Iraq. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)

Kurdish forces are claiming their biggest victory yet against Islamic State militants

Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, coordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, shakes hands with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi at Tuesday's press conference (CNS)

US women religious welcome Vatican report

Apostolic visitation report marks a new beginning for women religious, sisters say

Copies of the final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of US communities of women religious (CNS)

Cardinal wants ‘self-assessment’ sparked by visitation to continue

Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz speaks as Sister Sharon Holland, president of the LCWR, and Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, co-ordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, listen during a the press conference for the release of the report (CNS)

Report of investigation into US communities of women religious released

Women religious join hands with others during Mass celebrated at the US-Mexico border in June (CNS)

Vatican release report on Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States of America

Using a free-standing exoskeleton, Thomas Peters can take hundreds of steps in each rehabilitation session

He was a handsome blogger known to millions as the American Papist. A freak accident left him fighting for his life – but his faith survived

A guard tower at Guantanamo Bay naval base (CNS)

Church officials and campaigners respond to Senate Intelligence Committee report