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A vigil calling for the release of Fr Dall'Oglio in Beirut, Lebanon (Photo: PA)

Meeting followed a video appeal from the family

Christians demonstrate in the Kurdish city of Irbil, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Barbarin celebrated Mass in the Assyrian town of Ankawa

Pope Francis meets the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, and his wife Linda (Photo: PA)

Francis will meet bishops, leaders of other faiths and people helped by Caritas

Spiderman star Andrew Garfield will play the lead role in Silence (CNS)

Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson to star in Silence

Argentine Catholics carry images of St Cajetan, patron of the unemployed and job seekers (CNS)

St Cajetan (August 7) received a doctorate in civil and canon law by the age of 24

Daily readings: August 3 – 9

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Sister Muna Totah, a member of the Sisters of St  Joseph of the Apparition, treats a young patient at St Joseph Hospital (CNS)

Israeli missile strike hit the house of Christian family in Gaza on Sunday

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year, Is 55:1-3; Rom 8:35 & 37-39; Mt 14:13-21 (Year A)


Print Edition: August 1 2014

This week we report on the mounting pressure on David Cameron to speak out and take action over persecuted Iraqi Christians and the Catholic Education Service’s call not to make sex education compulsory. Madeleine Teahan talks to Catholic cartoonist about how she came back to the Faith and David Bell writes about the prelate who […]

'Many Anglican village churches have discovered that modern organs can be programmed to play hymns automatically' (CNS)

The organist is dead

A great English Christian figure is in danger of dying out