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Brentwood Cathedral is to be lit in red (Brentwood Diocese)

Brentwood is following the example of Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey

Tributes to slain priest  Fr Hamel in  Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/09/16

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, pictured at the Vatican with Pope Francis in 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Patriarch Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church has urged Western governments to tighten border controls to curb movement of terrorists

A man holds a leaflet showing Fr Jacques Hamel during the funeral Mass outside Rouen cathedral (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Aid to the Church in Need is launching a campaign to support the training of 1,000 new priests

Pope Francis arriving at a weekly general audience (AP)

Aid to the Church in Need’s Be God’s Mercy initiative will be launched in Rome on Friday

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, poses  outside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool (CNS photo/Simon Caldwell)

Cardinal Bo said the Catholic Church was ‘at the forefront’ of supporting the people of Burma

Soldiers of President Bashar al-Assad's regime patrol the ruined streets in Aleppo (Photo: AP)

Aid to the Church in Need relief package will supply at least 5,000 people with gas, electricity and water

Prince Charles addresses the meeting hosted by hosted by Cardinal Vincent Nichols in December (Mazur/

The undisclosed gift from the Prince’s charitable foundation was made to Aid to the Church in Need

Indian Christians hold a candle light vigil after a fire destroyed the St Sebastian's Church in New Delhi, India, in 2014 (PA)

On its 50th anniversary, Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom is more vital than ever

Assyrians protesting in Lebanon after ISIS kidnapped 200 or so Christians. A number of them have now been freed (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

ISIS’s advance comes as terrorist group releases 37 Assyrian Christians