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Pope Francis poses for a photo with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and his delegation during the Pope's general audience at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

A refuge is being constructed for young women rescued from traffickers in the Diocese of Baton Rouge

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin (CNS)

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Javier Echevarria November 2009

Pope Francis has expressed condolences to Opus Dei members following the death of Bishop Javier Echevarria

Jean Vanier was presented with the award by Manuel Valls in Paris (AP)

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Italian Cardinal-designate Mario Zenari is pictured (CNS photo/Massimiliano Migliorato, Catholic Press Photo)

Mario Zenari has served as the Pope’s representative in war-torn Syria since 2008

'Some dioceses have cottoned on to the modern trend, and realise that when someone Googles them, they need to put their best foot forward'

Lancaster is an example of one diocese using the internet to reach more people

Bishop Kenney: ‘You will never reform the EU from the outside’ (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop William Kenney of Birmingham said groups such as CAFOD would lose grants

Pope Pius XII delivers a radio broadcast (AP)

The words of Pope Pius XII helped me to understand the seriousness of sin

A small tent city has formed on Serbia’s border with Hungary where migrants are waiting to cross into the European Union despite border closures and a deal with Turkey to stop sea crossings into Greece. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Has the European Union actually made the world fairer, cleaner and safer?

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (AP)

The Jesuit priest has been general director of Vatican Radio since 2005