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A 13th-century manuscript at Trinity College Library, Dublin, shows the executioner’s eyes falling out as he kills the saint

St Alban (June 22) is venerated by Anglicans, Catholics and Orthodox Christians

Pope Francis (AP)

The rich and famous are lavishing praise on the Pope. Here’s a guide to his most surprising supporters

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope also denounces those responsible for human trafficking and slave labour

Nigerian Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan  (CNS)

Cardinal Onaiyekan of Abuja backs Nigerian President’s proposal

The newly elected Ukrainian president Petro  Poroshenko (PA)

‘Together Ukrainian citizens are saying no to tyranny,’ say the country’s Permanent Synod of Bishops

Christ the Redeemer statue  in Rio de Janeiro (CNS)

Christ the Redeemer statue shown in an Italian football shirt in advert on Rai

Nansen primary school is one of five Birmingham schools placed in special measures (CNS)

Catholic Education Service says ‘many people are confusing extremism with religion’

Vincent Nichols invited the two men to pray for peace

The two men came to Archbishop’s House following Pope Francis’s trip to the Holy Land

Cardinal Lacroix (Photo: PA)

Cardinal Lacroix urges ‘more zeal’ in accompanying people at the end of life

Pope Francis looks on as Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas embrace at the Vatican in June (AP)

Israeli and Palestinian presidents embrace in Vatican Gardens during historic ‘invocation for peace’