In Pictures – September 25, 2014

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MOVED TO TEARS Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Ernest Simoni during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Simoni, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to forced labor for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors wanted. CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via EPA

MOVED TO TEARS Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Ernest Simoni during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Simoni, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to forced labor for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors wanted. CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via EPA

BISHOPS VISIT HOLY LAND Retired Bishop Bernard Harrington of Winona and retired Archbishop Eusebius Beltran of Oklahoma City stand in front of the Israeli separation wall near Jerusalem Sept. 12. Eighteen bishops went on a nine-day prayer pilgrimage for peace in the Holy Land. A member of the delegation said they left with a stronger resolve to advocate for peace and to urge the U.S. government to take a leadership role in ushering Israelis and Palestinians toward peace. CNS/Debbie Hill

BISHOPS VISIT HOLY LAND Retired Bishop Bernard Harrington of Winona and retired Archbishop Eusebius Beltran of Oklahoma City stand in front of the Israeli separation wall near Jerusalem Sept. 12. Eighteen bishops went on a nine-day prayer pilgrimage for peace in the Holy Land. A member of the delegation said they left with a stronger resolve to advocate for peace and to urge the U.S. government to take a leadership role in ushering Israelis and Palestinians toward peace. CNS/Debbie Hill

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