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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St Peter's Square today (PA)

Pope Francis made the appeal during his general audience today

Dr Alveda King speaks during a 'I Have a Dream' Gospel Brunch at Willard Hotel in Washington in 2013 (PA)

St John Paul II recognised the importance of post-abortion women

St Benet's was the last single-sex undergraduate body in Oxford University

The Benedictine institution at Oxford University has acquired a second site, currently run by the Society of the Sacred Heart

A woman and a child take a selfie photo with Pope Francis (PA)

The Pope addressed the Pontifical Council for Culture on Saturday on the topic of women

Cosmetic surgeons at work in Caracas, Venezuela (AP)

Pontifical Council for Culture decries ‘ new cultural yoke of a singular feminine model’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope praises ‘beautiful work of mothers and grandmothers’ during Mass

Cardinal Raymond Burke (CNS)

Cardinal Burke was ridiculed for saying men are repelled by a ‘feminised’ Church. But he grasps that fathers have a huge influence over whether children grow up to be Mass-goers

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis makes remarks during conference on Blessed John Paul II’s apostolic letter ‘Mulieris Dignitatem’

The Pontiff has called on women to be messengers of faith and hope