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St Thérèse's relics visit Preston Carmel in 2009

Groups like the Syro-Malabar Catholics and the Institute of Christ the King are filling previously empty churches

Pope Francis steps out from the plane as he arrives at Krakow on Wednesday (AP)

Does the Holy Father believe that ISIS is really a front for something else?

Photograph: Toni Greaves

A photographer has created a beautiful tribute to the ‘radical love’ of women living eremitical lives

29 July

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Benedict XVI prays in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a candlelight vigil at the Marian shrine of Fatima (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

The Pope Emeritus stating there is no unpublished secret has only fuelled the Fatima rumour machine

The Last Judgment by Stefan Lochner (c 1410–1451)

Review: Afterlife by Philip C Almond

Priests pray the Lord's Prayer as Pope Francis celebrates Mass in June (CNS)

Fr Jacques Hamel was one of the legions of humble and unassuming parish priests who offer their whole lives to Christ

Soldiers patrol in front of Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris (AP)

And it can be found inside the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris

Flowers and a message are placed at the home of Fr Jacques Hamel (AP)

The Church today is living in a time of saints, and of martyrs, and I suspect we shall see rather more of both in the coming weeks and years