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Pope Francis urges faithful to be restless like St Augustine

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St Augustine, Rome (Photo: CNS)

The Pope celebrated the saint’s feast day with Augustinians

Pope Francis and King of Jordan say negotiation is “the only option” for Syria

Pope Francis shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II  at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis met King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at the Vatican

Archbishop: claim that Benedict had ‘mystical experience’ is false

Benedict XVI (CNS)

Archbishop Georg Gänswein says report was “invented”

Pope to discuss Syria crisis with King of Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan will meet Pope Francis this week (PA)

Pontiff to interrupt summer break for talks in Rome

Pope asks pontifical academies to help fight human trafficking

A conference on trafficking held in Rome last year (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A working group will examine ways to prevent trafficking and help victims

Christian leaders in Jerusalem pray for end of Egypt violence

A destroyed Protestant church is seen in Mallawi, Egypt (CNS)

Christian leaders describe desecration and burning of churches as ‘an unprecedented scandal’

Canonisation date for John Paul II and John XXIII to be revealed in September

Blessed John Paul II (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis to make announcement on September 30

Parents must teach children to defend life, says Pope

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach during WYD (AP)

Francis writes message to people joining in the Brazilian Catholic Church’s celebration of Family Week

Cardinal urged Church unity in speech to conclave before Francis’s election

Cardinal Prosper Grech (CNS)

Full text of Cardinal Grech’s remarks published by Vatican newspaper

Italian Jesuit priest may have been kidnapped in Syria

The civil war continues to rage in Syria and fears are growing for the safety of Jesuit Father Paolo Dall'Oglio  (Photo: CNS)

Foreign Minister says “it seems Father Dall’Oglio has been kidnapped by an Islamist group”