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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”

We must ask for ‘the grace of shame’, Pope tells fellow Jesuits

Pope Francis leaves the Church of the Gesù in Rome (CNS)

Holy Father celebrates Mass at the Church of the Gesù in Rome on feast of St Ignatius

WYD 2013: Pope urges young pilgrims to take Gospel home ‘to everyone’ at closing Mass

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach (AP)

‘We are sent together,’ Pontiff tells three million young people on Copacabana Beach

WYD 2013: Pope urges young to build up Church like St Francis

Pope Francis arrives for the vigil at Copacabana Beach (AP)

Holy Father stresses need for ‘prayer, sacraments and helping others’