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Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople embrace during an ecumenical celebration in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem in May (CNS)

Meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and visit to Turkey-Iraq border could take place

Cardinal Seán Brady (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Cardinal urges flock to give successor ‘the same whole-hearted support and faith-filled loyalty’ they showed him

Richard III

Cardinal Nichols will also celebrate Requiem Mass for Catholic king

Jim Dobbin: A staunch defender of the unborn

The Labour MP, who died on a trip to Poland, was at the forefront of efforts to defend life in Britain

A detail from an icon of St John Chrysostom surrounded by scenes from his life

St John Chrysostom (September 13) preached for a decade from Antioch’s cathedral, the Golden Church

Prime Minister David Cameron (AP)

Conservative whips canvassing their party’s MPs over whether they would support military action

Prince Charles: 'Words seem inadequate at such an unimaginable time of suffering'

Prince of Wales says he is ‘heartbroken’ by the ‘barbaric persecution’ of religious minorities at hands of ISIS

A displaced woman and child flee Islamic State in Sinjar, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The priest had sent a message telling the Pope: ‘I’m afraid of losing your children’

A sign outside the Scottish parliament advertising the date of the referendum (Photo: PA)

Scots encouraged to vote ‘in accordance with their prayerful judgment’

A sculpture showing monks bearing St Cuthbert's coffin

St Cuthbert retired to an island and would only open his window to give blessings