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Jan Graffius, curator from Stonyhurst College in England, shows Sister Lucille Botz the ring of St John Fisher (CNS photo/Jim Bovin, Catholic Spirit)

Hundreds of Catholics crowded into the Cathedral of St Paul to venerate the relics of two English saints

Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pharmacists in Washington have appealed against laws requiring them to dispense emergency contraception

Pope Francis (CNS)

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

Fr Paul Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, speaks during the funeral Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (AP)

The Mass for the long-serving Justice of the Supreme Court was celebrated by one his nine children

Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrates the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (CNS)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan preached at the National Prayer Vigil for Life last week

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington (CNS)

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington told Vatican Radio that discussions have got off to a good start

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (AP)

The Kentucky county court clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples met Francis during his papal visit

Fr Miguel Rodriguez sets a relic on the tomb of Junipero Serra during Mass at the Carmel Mission Basilica in Carmel (CNS)

The vandalising of the statue took place days after St Junipero Serra was canonised by Pope Francis in Washington

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis participates in the meeting for religious freedom with the Hispanic community and other immigrants in Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Pope Francis (CNS)

As it happened: Mass in Philadelphia

Pope Francis is celebrating Mass in Philadelphia