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Pope Francis (AP)

The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima to be brought to the Vatican for Marian celebration

St Cuthbert’s Church in Durham was entrusted to Dominicans last September    		    (Photo: Margaret Doyle)

St Cuthbert’s Church has been placed on English Heritage’s “at risk” list

People rest in a mosque after an alleged chemical attack  by Syrian forces in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus on Wednesday (CNS)

Archbishop Zenari says Syrians are ‘crying out to the international community’ for help

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

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

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