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Pregnant Sudanese Christian facing death for ‘apostasy’

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag with her husband

‘Abhorrent’ decision condemned by religious freedom activists

The saint who loved roses

A popular, early modern portrait of St Rita

St Rita (May 22), along with St Jude, is known as the patron saint of impossible cases

Maradona urges Pope Francis to reform Vatican

Argentine football legend  Diego Maradona (PA)

Football legend says he would like to meet the Pontiff

Pope Francis calls for prayers for victims of Turkish mine disaster

People carry the  coffin of one of the victims of the mining disaster in Soma, Turkey (PA)

Pope was speaking during General Audience in St Peter’s Square

The saint whose name was given to a famous railway station

Diocletian was initially impressed by St Pancras’s determination but then ordered his death

St Pancras of Rome (May 12) is invoked against cramps, false witness, headaches and perjury,

Apostolic Nuncio: Church must make its voice heard in opposing assisted suicide bill

Archbishop Mennini, apostolic 
nuncio to Great Britain (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Mennini expresses concerns in speech to Bishops’ Conference

Archbishop invites ordinariate into ‘the very heart of the diocese’

Archbishop Stack and Deacon Sixtus

Archbishop Stack offers Cardiff cathedral as home for ordinariate group

The saint who declared Elizabeth I a heretic

Pius V arranged the forming of the Holy League

Pope St Pius V (April 30) focused on restoring morality to Rome

Pope Francis sends condolences to family of Ann Maguire

Head teacher Steve Mort looks at the flowers and tributes left outside Corpus Christi Catholic College (PA)

Pope offers “sincere sympathy” to those affected by tragedy at school

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI before start of canonisation ceremony

Pope Francis greeted his predecessor in St Peter’s Square ahead of the canonisation ceremony