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St Clare, drawn by Simone Martini in 1320, from a fresco in the Lower Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

St Clare (August 11) was one of the ‘Poor Ladies’

Daily readings: August 10 – 16

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year, 1 Kings 19:9 & 11-13; Romans 9: 1-5; Matthew 14: 22-33 (Year A)

Members of the jihadist group Islamic State (AP)

Archbishop calls on UN to intervene as Islamic State militants capture Qaraqosh in north Iraq

Cardinal Pell, centre, was named prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in February (CNS)

Cardinal gives interview after unveiling a new economic framework for the Holy See

Spanish Father Antonio Rodriguez sits during a court hearing in San Salvador (CNS)

Passionist Father Antonio Rodriguez accused of various crimes regarding gang activities

Villagers carry their belongings walk past the rubbles of destroyed houses in China's Yunnan Province (PA)

Francis speaks at General Audience as official death toll rises to 589

An Iraqi man carrying a cross and a Quran attends Mass at Mar Girgis Church in Baghdad (CNS) Below: Reverend Canon Andrew White (PA)

Anglican vicar Andrew White says more than 1,500 people in Iraq have been killed by Islamic State militants

Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives for a meeting with altar servers in St Peter's Square on Tuesday Below: Pope Francis holds hands with youths during the meeting (CNS)

Pope Francis speaks German to thousands of young pilgrims in St Peter’s Square

GK Chesterton in Brighton in 1935  (AP) Below: Statue of St Therese Lisieux at The National Shrine of St Therese in Darien, USA (CNS)

Father John Udris, who is investigating GK Chesterton’s Cause, says his public persona belied humility