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A statue of Blessed Junipero Serra in California (CNS/Bob Mullen)

The canonisation will take place on September 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope discusses ‘daily temptation for Christians’ during Mass at his Vatican residence

A painting of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

The library at Ushaw College may have unearthed a previously unknown score by the early 18th century Italian composer

Bishop Angaelos, general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK (CNS)

Bishop Angaelos, the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, has released a statement following murder of Christians in Libya

The Shroud of Turin on display in Turin (CNS)

Pope Francis to visit Turin Shroud

More than one million people have booked tickets to see the relic which has gone display at Turin Cathedral

Migrants wait to disembark in the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo (PA)

On Sunday a boat carrying 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, with only 28 people rescued so far

A screen shot from the video

Terrorists release propaganda video showing two massacres of Christians from Ethiopia

Pope Francis delivers his Regina Caeli address (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Cardinal Bechara Rai (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Maronite Catholic patriarch briefs ambassadors on Middle East crisis

Cardinal Francis George died on Friday, aged 78 (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Former Archbishop of Chicago was known as the ‘American Ratzinger’ because of his intellectual gifts