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Church leaders in Iraq call for day of prayer in face of ‘ethnic cleansing’

Iraqi Christians fleeing the violence in Mosul sleeps inside the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chaldean Church in Telkaif (CNS)

Church leaders in Iraq select Feast of the Transfiguration for universal prayer day

French cardinal ‘urged Iraqi Christians to remain in homeland’

Christians demonstrate in the Kurdish city of Irbil, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Barbarin celebrated Mass in the Assyrian town of Ankawa

Filming set to begin on Scorsese’s Jesuit epic

Spiderman star Andrew Garfield will play the lead role in Silence (CNS)

Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson to star in Silence

The saint who helped fight loan sharks

Argentine Catholics carry images of St Cajetan, patron of the unemployed and job seekers (CNS)

St Cajetan (August 7) received a doctorate in civil and canon law by the age of 24

Caritas appeals for end to Gaza conflict after first Christian death

Sister Muna Totah, a member of the Sisters of St  Joseph of the Apparition, treats a young patient at St Joseph Hospital (CNS)

Israeli missile strike hit the house of Christian family in Gaza on Sunday

Pope Francis welcomed to Pentecostal church

On Monday Pope Francis made his way back to Caserta, in southern Italy, less than 48 hours after his first trip there, to meet with his friend Pastor Giovanni Traettino and speak to a group of Pentecostals at a partially built church

Francis reveals he always carries Sacred Heart medal given by family friend

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pontiff makes comments in interview with Argentinian newspaper

Anglican leader hopes vote for women bishops won’t prevent ‘full communion’ with Catholic Church

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis in June (AP)

Archbishop of Canterbury writes to Pope Francis and other church leaders

Pope Francis in emotional plea for peace

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope speaks of children ‘deprived of hope’ in unscripted remarks to faithful

Chef at Vatican canteen says Pope’s visit was ‘like a thunderbolt’

Photo: Vatican Radio

The Holy Father surprises staff by turning up for lunch