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Newlyweds walk past Swiss Guards at Wednesday's general audience (CNS)

The ceremony will be the first papal celebration of a wedding since 2000

A sign outside the Scottish parliament advertising the date of the referendum (Photo: PA)

Scots encouraged to vote ‘in accordance with their prayerful judgment’

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27 (Year A)

Daily readings: August 31-September 6

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

A sculpture showing monks bearing St Cuthbert's coffin

St Cuthbert retired to an island and would only open his window to give blessings

Professor Silviu Itescu

Professor Silviu Itescu is pioneering a therapy for congestive heart failure

St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, Ireland's national seminary (Photo: PA)

New candidates bring the total number at Maynooth to 70

An Iraqi refugee comforts her child in the safety of Kurdistan (CNS)

Christian leaders call for Muslim leaders to stand up against extremists after harrowing visit to Iraq

Pope Francis with Mgr Nunzio Galantino earlier this year (PA)

Bishop Galantino said that couples living in irregular marital situations face de facto discrimination

Displaced Yazidis fleeing Iraq for Syria (PA)

The tragedy of the Yazidis of Iraq

The Middle East is increasingly a place to conceal one’s religion