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St John professed his vows in Pontoise, a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris

The saint who preached until death

Saint John Jones of Wales (July 12) was tried for high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

The Catholic National Library contains rare 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets as well as first editions of works by writers such as Evelyn Waugh and G K Chesterton (Photo: CNS)

Catholic National Library at Farnborough to close because of a shortage of volunteers

Elizabeth of Aragon, painted by Francisco de Zurbarán

The saint who distributed small gifts

St Elizabeth of Portugal (July 4) is buried in a magnificent Gothic sarcophagus in the Convent of Santa Clara in Coimbra

Francis addresses cardinals in the synod hall in February (CNS)

Officials present working document for crucial synod of bishop in October

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Judge who ruled against Christian B&B owners has said she may have been wrong

ISIS militants standing by a captured Iraqi Army vehicle last week (PA)

Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Saad Sirop says Christians are ‘afraid of what is going to happen’

Eastern Cape, where the murder took place, is one of the poorest regions in the country (CNS)

Missionary Sister of the Precious Blood had worked in South Africa for decades

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis says members of criminal organisation are excommunicated during trip to Calabria

Pope Francis, pictured this week, condemned the 'scourge' of drugs  (PA)

Francis criticises attempts to legalise drugs as he addresses enforcement agencies

St. Etheldreda’s Church in Holborn

The relics of St Etheldreda (June 23) are kept in the church named after her in Ely