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Seminarians must not be ‘St John Boscos by day but John Travoltas by night,’ says vocations director

John Travolta (CNS)

Fr Stephen Langridge has invited eight men who are considering the seminary to join a missionary team in preparation

Italian praises nun who saved him from the Nazis

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

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Egypt

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and the army in Cairo (PA)

Pontiff prays for victims after violent crackdown in Cairo

Attacks on Christians in Central African Republic must stop, says priest

Children walk along a street in the town of Ndele, Central African Republic (PA)

Carmelite Father Aurelio Gazzera says Islamists have “reserved bloodiest treatment for Catholic catechists”

Bishop issues rules for funerals to stop ‘dumbing down’ of Mass

A parish priest in Brooklyn, New York, sprinkles holy water on the casket of Bishop Octavio Cisneros (Photo: CNS)

Bishop of Meath, Ireland, clarifies that eulogies should never be part of a funeral Mass