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The saint who distributed small gifts

Elizabeth of Aragon, painted by Francisco de Zurbarán

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

Vatican announces world day of prayer for family synod

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

Officials present working document for crucial synod of bishop in October

Cardinal backs call by judge for re-think on religious liberty

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

Iraqi bishops meet to discuss ‘rescue plan’ for country’s Christians

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’

Suspect arrested after 82-year-old nun is murdered

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 calls ‛Ndrangheta ‘adorers of evil’ during visit to their heartland

Pope Francis (AP)

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

Pope Francis condemns the ‘evil’ of drug use

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

Francis criticises attempts to legalise drugs as he addresses enforcement agencies

The saint who inspired a lace goods fair

St. Etheldreda’s Church in Holborn

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

Martyrs and youth the focus of Pope’s visit to South Korea

The Pope will celebrate Mass in Daejon’s World Cup Stadium during his visit to South Korea (PA)

Francis will also celebrate a Mass for peace and reconciliation in Seoul

Archbishop Welby meets Vatican cricket team ahead of historic match

Archbishop Justin Welby throws up a ball while meeting members of St Peter's Cricket Club (CNS) Below: The Catholic Herald cartoon (Christian Adams)

Match to be played between St Peter’s Cricket Club and Church of England XI in September