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Francis: Global conflicts amount to ‘piecemeal’ World War III

Pope Francis prays by the gravestones of an Austro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano di Redipuglia, northern Italy (CNS)

Pope makes comments at Italy’s largest war memorial

The Rev Ian Paisley dies aged 88

The Rev Ian Paisley (Photo: PA)

Martin McGuinness, his former deputy minister, has paid tribute to the peace-building of his later life

San Lorenzo to name new stadium after Pope Francis

Pope Francis receiving the Copa Libertadores trophy from players and officials from San Lorenzo (CNS)

Argentine football club has enjoyed a revival in its fortunes since the pontiff’s election

Obama threatens air strikes against ISIS in Syria

President Obama at the White House last night Below: A video of his address

US president lays out strategy for combating ISIS advance

Vatican tells Roman shopkeepers to halt the sale of papal parchments

Our cartoon (Christian Adams)

Parchments will soon only be available from the Vatican after a crackdown on shops selling them

Pro-life group banned from Scottish university’s freshers’ fair

SPUC will not be allowed to take part in this weekend's freshers' fair at Dundee University

SPUC not permitted to host a stall at Dundee University freshers event

Pope blesses Vatican cricket team ahead of tour

Members of the St Peter's cricket team, from left, Deepak Anto, captain Anthony Currer, Ajeesh George, Davidson Jestus, and Pratheesh Thomas (PA)

Team to bring bat signed by Francis with them on tour of England

Reports: Pope Francis to visit Turkey in November

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople embrace during an ecumenical celebration in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem in May (CNS)

Meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and visit to Turkey-Iraq border could take place

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady

Cardinal Seán Brady (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Cardinal urges flock to give successor ‘the same whole-hearted support and faith-filled loyalty’ they showed him

Cardinal to preach at cathedral in front of remains of Richard III

Richard III

Cardinal Nichols will also celebrate Requiem Mass for Catholic king