A woman walks past a section of Mogadishu Cathedral that was built by Italian authorities, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The church was attacked during the 1989 civil war that saw its last Bishop, Salvatore Colombo, killed by armed insurgents while giving mass in the cathedral. Pope Francis makes his first pontifical visit later this month to Africa, where Catholicism has grown rapidly over the last few decades but now faces serious competition from Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, as well as Islam.
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Two cyclists and their dog silhouette against the evening sky in Klein Guebs, a village close to Magdeburg, eastern Germany, as Magdeburg’s Cathedral can be seen in the background.
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Pennsylvania State Police salute as they line the streets outside St. Peters’ Cathedral in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Thursday, as the casket carrying slain Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38 is carried into the Cathedral for his funeral service
Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain poses on the Millennium Bridge with St Paul’s Cathedral seen behind, in London on Wednesday, ahead of the British Moto Grand Prix at Silverstone
A Stone Mason works on stone work for the final stages of the East Tower at York Minster. The work is Europe’s largest conservation project, taking five years and costing £20m
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Fifty thousand flowers and thousands of visitors are expected at Chichester Cathedral over the 2014 Festival of Flowers over the next week
Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral after he is appointed ninth Archbishop of Liverpool. He will be installed as Archbishop on May 1.
The crescent moon rises behind two statues on Milan’s gothic cathedral known as the Duomo
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Choristers rehearse at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday in London, UK. Each year about 2m people visit the cathedral for services and concerts in the run-up to Christmas.
Pope Francis delivers a speech during a gathering with Argentine youths at the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday.