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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

Obama speaks about the death of James Foley (PA)

American forces have conducted 14 new strikes since Tuesday

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 (AP)

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

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

The saint who preached a Second Crusade

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

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’

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon (PA)

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

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

Cardinal Fernando Filoni (CNS)

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

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for humanitarian aid at the Syria-Iraq border  (AP)

Tornado jets to fly to Iraq to take part in reconnaissance missions to help humanitarian mission