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The saint who is venerated as the first English martyr

A 13th-century manuscript at Trinity College Library, Dublin, shows the executioner’s eyes falling out as he kills the saint

St Alban (June 22) is venerated by Anglicans, Catholics and Orthodox Christians

Rio archdiocese threatens to sue Italian TV station over World Cup advert

Christ the Redeemer statue  in Rio de Janeiro (CNS)

Christ the Redeemer statue shown in an Italian football shirt in advert on Rai

‘Alleged Trojan Horse plot has nothing to do with faith schools’

Nansen primary school is one of five Birmingham schools placed in special measures (CNS)

Catholic Education Service says ‘many people are confusing extremism with religion’

D-Day landings: Pope pays tribute to ‘heavy sacrifice’ of soldiers

William Ness, 12th Yorkshire Parachute Battalion, pictured during a commemorative ceremony at Memorial Pegasus near Ouistreham, France (Photo: PA)

In message to French bishops Pope remembers soldiers who fought Nazism

Archbishop invites Pope Francis to Glasgow to remember Jesuit martyr

Archbishop Tartaglia (Photo: PA). Below, a portrait of St John Ogilvie by Peter Howson which hangs in St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow

Pope invited to mark 400th anniversary of St John Ogilvie’s martyrdom next March

Archbishop consecrates Syria to Our Lady

One of many churches that have been damaged during the Syrian war (AP)

‘We feel a terrible storm around us’, Maronite archbishop says in prayers

The saint who chopped down a sacred oak

An image from the Fulda Sacramentary depicts the martyrdom of St Boniface

St Boniface (June 5) was named after a fourth-century martyr from Tarsus in Syria

Pope Francis: ‘Pius XII’s Cause for beatification has stalled’

Pope Francis waves to journalists on board his flight to Rome (PA)

Pontiff tells press during in-flight media conference that ‘no miracle has been found yet’

‘Ambucycle’ dedicated to Pope during Holy Land visit

Pope Francis with Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, right, and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau at the Heichal Shlomo centre (PA)

Pope honoured by Israel’s voluntary emergency services organisation

Pope Francis embraces rabbi and Muslim leader at Western Wall

Pope Francis left a note at the Wall in accordance with Jewish tradition. Below, he embraces his two friends (Photo: PA)

Pope also kissed hands of Holocaust survivors at Yad Vashem