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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood protest in  Giza Square, south of Cairo (CNS)

Christians come under attack in Egypt

Reports suggest up to 58 Christian churches have been targeted by Islamists since military crackdown

John Travolta (CNS)

Fr Stephen Langridge has invited eight men who are considering the seminary to join a missionary team in preparation

Pope Pius XII  gave secret orders for the religious houses of the city to give sanctuary to Jewish people (CNS)

Piero Piperno was one of more than 4,200 Jews who in October 1943 were given sanctuary in the religious houses of the city

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and the army in Cairo (PA)

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Egypt

Pontiff prays for victims after violent crackdown in Cairo

Children walk along a street in the town of Ndele, Central African Republic (PA)

Carmelite Father Aurelio Gazzera says Islamists have “reserved bloodiest treatment for Catholic catechists”

A parish priest in Brooklyn, New York, sprinkles holy water on the casket of Bishop Octavio Cisneros (Photo: CNS)

Bishop of Meath, Ireland, clarifies that eulogies should never be part of a funeral Mass

Pope Francis receives a gift from Italy's Gianluigi Buffon, and Argentina's Lionel Messi at the Vatican (CNS)

Lionel Messi hails “one of the most special days of my life”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach during WYD (AP)

Francis writes message to people joining in the Brazilian Catholic Church’s celebration of Family Week

Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St Peter's Square as he arrives to lead the Angelus (CNS)

Pope makes plea for unity during Angelus address

Cardinal O'Malley praised the influence of Pope Francis (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

We oppose abortion because we love people, he tells Knights of Columbus gathering