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A man walks next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Ibn Khaldun offered a cogent explanation of why corruption thrives within close-knit societies

Despite constantly appearing on television, Pope Francis has said he never watches it (CNS)

Here’s what the Pontiff has been missing since he gave up the googlebox in 1990

Luca Toni in action for Hellas Verona in February (PA)

Luca Toni reportedly failed to pay church taxes while playing for Bayern Munich in Germany

Bishops from around the world celebrate Mass in Gaza's only Catholic parish church (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, second right, arrives for the synod vote (PA)

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Pope Francis pictured at yesterday's general audience (AP)

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Brazilian Neymar celebrates after scoring against Panama this month (AP)

Pontiff marks start of tournament in Brazil with message to ‘football lovers’

Members of the jihadist group Islamic State (AP)

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The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where the World Cup final will be played

Bishops also criticise organisers for removing communities to build stadiums

Christ the Redeemer statue  in Rio de Janeiro (CNS)

Christ the Redeemer statue shown in an Italian football shirt in advert on Rai