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The saint who prayed for St Augustine

St Monica's Feast Day is celebrated on August 27

St Monica is reputed for her constant prayers for her son Augustine

Archbishop drops legal threat after Satanists return consecrated Host

Archbishop Paul Coakley, right, concelebrates Mass in Rome in 2012 (CNS)

Satanic group had planned to use the sacred Host in ‘black Mass’ in Oklahoma City

US launch fresh air strikes against ISIS following Foley video

Obama speaks about the death of James Foley (PA)

American forces have conducted 14 new strikes since Tuesday

Priest comforts Foley family after ‘killing of journalist’

American journalist James Foley, who appears to have been killed by Islamic State terrorists Below: Fr Paul Gousse leaves the Foley family home in Rochester, Boston (PA)

Islamic State have released a video appearing to show murder of James Wright Foley

Pope Francis ‘deeply pained’ after three relatives killed in car accident

Pope Francis (AP)

Two of the Pontiff’s great nephews and their mother die in Argentina

The saint who preached a Second Crusade

‘The Vision of St Bernard’ by Fra Bartolommeo, c. 1504

St Bernard (August 20) was reputed for defending the rights of the Church against the encroachments of kings

Pope highlights ‘tears and cries’ of Iraqi Christians in letter to UN

Pope Francis with UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope renews ‘urgent appeal to the international community to end Iraq tragedy’

Ban Ki-Moon: World must do more to help persecuted Iraqis

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon (PA)

UN secretary-general describes plight of Mount Sinjar refugees as ‘especially harrowing’

Reports: Helicopter delivering aid to Yazidis crashes

A displaced woman and child flee violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar (CNS)

State-run Iraqia TV says pilot dies after crash in Sinjar mountains

Pope’s envoy travels to Iraq to help presecuted Christians

Cardinal Fernando Filoni (CNS)

Cardinal Fernando Filoni’s visit delayed by 24 hours due to logistical problems