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Pope Francis prays at a vigil in St Peter's Square last year. 'We pray, in this Mass, for the victims of this cruelty – so many of them – and we pray also for the perpetrators of such cruelty, that the Lord might change their heart' (Photo: PA)

In a homily the Pope laments the cruelty of terrorism

Police officers outside the officers where the attack happened (AP)

Vatican condemns Charlie Hebdo massacre

Church condemns ‘abominable’ attack on people and freedom of the press

Mgr Keith Newton will meet his counterparts from the US and Australia (CNS)

Mgr Jeffery Steenson and Mgr Harry Entwistle will meet Mgr Keith Newton in London

Archbishop Leo Kushley and Fr Joe McAuley at the tomb of The Venerable Margaret Sinclair in St Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh. (Ivon Bartholomew)

Cause of Edinburgh sister is relaunched

Venerable Margaret died in 1925 from TB while helping the poor

Epiphany is celebrated by Bulgaian Christians today (PA)

Weekday Holy Days a rarity in 2015

Change by Bishops’ Conference leaves weekdays empty until Christmas

The lights on the Cologne cathedral go out during Monday's Pegida rally (PA)

Monday’s marches are the latest in a series of demonstrations organised by protest group Pegida

Former Catholic Herald editor Desmond Fisher, who passed away last week       (https://fisherbelfast.wordpress.com/)

He covered Second Vatican Council during his time in charge of the paper

Francis met Syriac Christians during his recent visit to Turkey (CNS)

Turkish government gives go-ahead to Syriac church in Istanbul

Michael Keaton (Photo: PA)

Actor says his Catholic school shaped him as a person

Cologne Cathedral will dim its floodlights on Monday night (AP/Martin Meissner)

Cathedral dean says he wants to make marchers ‘stop and think’