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Pope Francis greets the faithful crowding the square next to St Francis basilica, in Assisi

Minute-by-minute coverage of the historic visit to the birthplace of St Francis

St Paulinus (October 10) was the first Bishop of York

Daily Readings: October 6-12

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-seventh Sunday of the Year, Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4; Ps 95; 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14; Lk 17:5-10 (Year C)

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin (PA)

Sr Eugene Nolan’s comments follow resignation of Fr Kevin Doran

Pope Francis will venerate the tomb of St Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis will spend the day in the ancient city tomorrow

A US Army medic and a Marine help a wounded 
Marine to a waiting helicopter

A US Navy chaplain says parishes need to pay more attention to the needs of the wounded

Jan Graffius shows Cardinal McCarrick the-Crucifix of St Thomas More

Lord Nicholas Windsor and Lord Alton of Liverpool attend Mass celebrated by Cardinal McCarrick

A beach of the SIcilian island off Lampedusa (PA)

More than 80 African migrants reported to have died after boat sinks off southern Italian island

Armed rebel fighters patrol streets in Central African Republic (CNS)

The Sacred Heart of Jesus of Betharram order has urged international action to stop “uncontrolled lawlessness”