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This embroidery is one of 12 being exhibited by the Royal School of Needlework until November

Artworks to be exhibited in For Worship and Glory show at Hampton Court Palace

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, poses with the smiling Nashville Dominicans outside their motherhouse in Tennessee (CNS)

Thriving order based in Nashville, Tennessee, is to establish a community at a medieval convent in Elgin

Blessed John Paul II (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis to make announcement on September 30

Michael Arditti

Friends warned Michael Arditti not to write about religion, but that hasn’t stopped him

An anti-Morsi protester holds up a copy of the Quran and a cross at a rally in Cairo last month (CNS)

Coptic Catholic Bishop Youhannes Zakaria claims food supplies are running low

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

Daily readings: August 18-24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twentieth Sunday of the Year, Jeremiah 38: 4-6 & 8-10; Hebrews 12: 1-4; Luke 12: 49-53 (Year C)

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