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The saint who spent two years continually standing

A detail from an icon of St John Chrysostom surrounded by scenes from his life

St John Chrysostom (September 13) preached for a decade from Antioch’s cathedral, the Golden Church

Cameron not ruling out military action against Islamic State

Prime Minister David Cameron (AP)

Conservative whips canvassing their party’s MPs over whether they would support military action

Prince Charles supports Iraqi Christians facing ‘diabolic evil’

Prince Charles: 'Words seem inadequate at such an unimaginable time of suffering'

Prince of Wales says he is ‘heartbroken’ by the ‘barbaric persecution’ of religious minorities at hands of ISIS

Pope Francis phones to comfort priest at refugee camp in Iraq

A displaced woman and child flee Islamic State in Sinjar, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The priest had sent a message telling the Pope: ‘I’m afraid of losing your children’

Scotland’s archbishops urge Catholics to vote in referendum

A sign outside the Scottish parliament advertising the date of the referendum (Photo: PA)

Scots encouraged to vote ‘in accordance with their prayerful judgment’

The saint who tried (and failed) to live in obscurity

A sculpture showing monks bearing St Cuthbert's coffin

St Cuthbert retired to an island and would only open his window to give blessings

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