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Leader of Italian bishops: Church should do more to welcome ‘unconventional couples’

Pope Francis with Mgr Nunzio Galantino earlier this year (PA)

Bishop Galantino said that couples living in irregular marital situations face de facto discrimination

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Cañizares as the new Archbishop of Valencia

Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera as the new Archbishop of Valencia, Spain. (PA)

His replacement at the Congregation for Divine Worship is yet to be announced

Australia considers supporting US air strikes against Islamic State

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for food at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria (AP Photo)

The Kurdistan regional government has appealed to Australia for support

Bishop says Russian Orthodox are spreading Ukraine ‘misinformation’

American-born Bishop Hlib Lonchyna (CNS)

Bishop Hlib Lonchyna endorses ‘heartfelt appeal’ by Ukrainian Greek Catholic Primate

Zanetti: ‘Football match will help spread the Pope’s message of peace to the world’

Javier Zanetti presenting Pope Francis with an Inter Milan shirt last year (CNS)

Inter-religious Match for Peace expected to feautre Roberto Baggio, Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi

James Foley’s letter to family described solace he found in prayer

Bishop Peter Libasci addresses mourners at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic church during a special Mass for  James Foley (PA)

‘I can touch you even in this darkness when I pray,’ wrote murdered American journalist to his family

The saint who prayed for St Augustine

St Monica's Feast Day is celebrated on August 27

St Monica is reputed for her constant prayers for her son Augustine

Archbishop drops legal threat after Satanists return consecrated Host

Archbishop Paul Coakley, right, concelebrates Mass in Rome in 2012 (CNS)

Satanic group had planned to use the sacred Host in ‘black Mass’ in Oklahoma City

US launch fresh air strikes against ISIS following Foley video

Obama speaks about the death of James Foley (PA)

American forces have conducted 14 new strikes since Tuesday

Priest comforts Foley family after ‘killing of journalist’

American journalist James Foley, who appears to have been killed by Islamic State terrorists Below: Fr Paul Gousse leaves the Foley family home in Rochester, Boston (PA)

Islamic State have released a video appearing to show murder of James Wright Foley