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Kurdish "peshmerga" troops stand guard against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the province of Ninevah, Iraq (CNS)

Francis speaking to the ‘conscience of all people and every believer’, says Vatican spokesman

Simone Lia (Dan Fone) Below: A scene from her graphic novel Please God, Find Me A Husband!

The graphic novelist explains how a bunny rabbit, a neglected boy and a group of Mormons led her back to the Catholic Church

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Print Edition: August 8 2014

This week we bring you an exclusive on report on the Diocese of Westminster’s plans to offer a course designed to help people recover from divorce. Also, Mark Greaves explains why the Church is growing in South Korea and Tom Gallagher reveals why former Catholics have become Scottish Nationalists. Francis Phillips pays tribute to the […]

St Clare, drawn by Simone Martini in 1320, from a fresco in the Lower Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

St Clare (August 11) was one of the ‘Poor Ladies’

Daily readings: August 10 – 16

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year, 1 Kings 19:9 & 11-13; Romans 9: 1-5; Matthew 14: 22-33 (Year A)

Members of the jihadist group Islamic State (AP)

Archbishop calls on UN to intervene as Islamic State militants capture Qaraqosh in north Iraq

Cardinal Pell, centre, was named prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in February (CNS)

Cardinal gives interview after unveiling a new economic framework for the Holy See

Spanish Father Antonio Rodriguez sits during a court hearing in San Salvador (CNS)

Passionist Father Antonio Rodriguez accused of various crimes regarding gang activities

Villagers carry their belongings walk past the rubbles of destroyed houses in China's Yunnan Province (PA)

Francis speaks at General Audience as official death toll rises to 589