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  • The cardinals' photographer

    May 24, 2016

    A Filipino photographer takes photographs of church leaders as a vocation. Manuel Yamsuan Jr. has been taking photographs of Philippine church leaders, and popes, since the 1970s. Yamsuan, who received a "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" award from Pope John Paul

  • Bangladesh's water crisis

    May 09, 2016

    During summer months, villages across northern Bangladesh lack water for drinking, domestic use and agricultural purposes. Experts say the problem is due to a combination of climate change and groundwater depletion. The crisis mostly affects poor farming communities, many of whom say the government's effort to tackle the problem has been inadequate. In response, aid agencies — including Catholic charity Caritas — are providing villagers with support so they can best manage the affects of the crisis. Photographer Stephan Uttom took these images in various villages in Chapai Nawabganj district, northern Bangladesh.