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Displaced Iraqi Christians pray at a refugee camp in Irbil (Photo: CNS)

Sister Marie Claude says Christians who had been living comfortably are now left on the streets

A newly married couple walk past Swiss Guards after a general audience with the Pope (Photo: CNS)

Rome vicariate says couples in all kinds of situations will be wed in Sunday’s ceremony

Pope Francis and Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament (Photo: PA)

Address will be the first by a pope in Strasbourg since 1988

Iraqi refugee Khiria Al-Kas Isaac (Pic by Sahar Mansour in Ankawa, Iraq)

Refugee told militant she would rather die than give up her Christian faith.

Pope Francis receiving the Copa Libertadores trophy from players and officials from San Lorenzo (CNS)

Argentine football club has enjoyed a revival in its fortunes since the pontiff’s election

Daily readings: September 14-20

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Nm 21:4B-9; Ps 78; Phil 2:6-11; Jn 3:13-17 (Year A)

The king initially resisted executing Andrew on account of his bright personality

The saint who came from a family of martyrs

St Andrew Kim Taegon (September 20) was the first Korean Catholic priest


Print Edition: September 12 2014

This week we bring you reports on the unveiling of plans for the reinterment of Richard III and the stalling of the Cause of Fulton Sheen. Tributes are also paid to Catholic MP Jim Dobbin who passed away last weekend. Disabled comedian and actor Liz Carr explains why she is leading the fight against Lord […]

Cardinal Pell hailed the abbey school as ‘brave and important’  (CNS)

Australian cardinal makes comments during Mass of foundation for the School of the Annunciation in Devon