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Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem gestures during a procession in Haifa, Israel (CNS)

Patriarch of Jerusalem calls vandalism against Christian and Muslim properties a ‘blight on Israeli democracy’

A woman and child in South Sudan camp for internally displaced people (CNS)

Religious leaders present at the signing of proposed peace deal in Ethiopia

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Byrne of Birmingham (Mazur)

Fr Robert Byrne is the first Oratorian bishop to be installed for 140 years

The Black Mass was cancelled on the eve of Our Lady of Fatima (CNS)

The controversial event, due to take place yesterday, was cancelled at the last moment following outcry

Pope Paul VI offers a blessing to the faithful in Rome before flying to Istanbul in 1967 (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis will beatify his predecessor on October 19, the Vatican has announced

Pope Francis with UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis says a large part of humanity now has ‘second-class status’

Three men ordained as priests by Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Photo: Mazur/

Figures show a rise in vocations since the early to mid-2000s

Confiscated weapons are displayed after a military raid on a hideout of suspected Islamist Boko Haram members in Nigeria (CNS)

Kidnapping has been blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram

Isabella was granted the title ‘the Catholic’ by a papal bull in 1496. Her Cause was launched in 1958 in the Diocese of Valladolid, where she died in 1504

Those promoting Queen Isabella’s Cause can’t ignore the horrendous suffering she imposed on the Jewish people

Diocletian was initially impressed by St Pancras’s determination but then ordered his death

St Pancras of Rome (May 12) is invoked against cramps, false witness, headaches and perjury,