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King Abdullah II of Jordan will meet Pope Francis this week (PA)

Pontiff to interrupt summer break for talks in Rome

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope will preside over Mass at Basilica of Sant’Agostino on Wednesday

Archbishop Longley preaching at the Blessed Dominic shrine Church of St Anne    and Blessed Dominic, in Lancashire

Archbishop Bernard Longley has a strong devotion to the Italian priest who received Blessed John Henry Newman into the Church

Civilians amid the rubble after shelling in Aleppo (CNS)

Pope Francis calls again for an end to the fighting in Syria

Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak (CNS)

‘Sermons coming out of mosques are inciting Muslims against Christians,’ has said Coptic Catholic Patriarch

A conference on trafficking held in Rome last year (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A working group will examine ways to prevent trafficking and help victims

Cardinal O'Brien blocked an investigation, according to Archbishop Conti

Archbishop Conti has said that Cardinal O’Brien withdrew support for an investigation into sexual abuse

A destroyed Protestant church is seen in Mallawi, Egypt (CNS)

Christian leaders describe desecration and burning of churches as ‘an unprecedented scandal’

Pope Francis (AP)

The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima to be brought to the Vatican for Marian celebration

St Cuthbert’s Church in Durham was entrusted to Dominicans last September    		    (Photo: Margaret Doyle)

St Cuthbert’s Church has been placed on English Heritage’s “at risk” list