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Francis addresses cardinals in the synod hall in February (CNS)

Officials present working document for crucial synod of bishop in October


Judge who ruled against Christian B&B owners has said she may have been wrong

ISIS militants standing by a captured Iraqi Army vehicle last week (PA)

Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Saad Sirop says Christians are ‘afraid of what is going to happen’

Eastern Cape, where the murder took place, is one of the poorest regions in the country (CNS)

Missionary Sister of the Precious Blood had worked in South Africa for decades

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis says members of criminal organisation are excommunicated during trip to Calabria

Pope Francis, pictured this week, condemned the 'scourge' of drugs  (PA)

Francis criticises attempts to legalise drugs as he addresses enforcement agencies

St. Etheldreda’s Church in Holborn

The relics of St Etheldreda (June 23) are kept in the church named after her in Ely

The Pope will celebrate Mass in Daejon’s World Cup Stadium during his visit to South Korea (PA)

Francis will also celebrate a Mass for peace and reconciliation in Seoul

Archbishop Justin Welby throws up a ball while meeting members of St Peter's Cricket Club (CNS) Below: The Catholic Herald cartoon (Christian Adams)

Match to be played between St Peter’s Cricket Club and Church of England XI in September

Archbishop Jean Sleiman (CNS)

Archbishop of Baghdad believes Iraqi leaders must work together to stop Isis