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Fr Salvatore Mellone, left, at his ordination

Fr Salvatore Mellone, who was ordained two years early, died on Monday

A migrant is assisted after arriving in Reggio Calabria, Italy (CNS)

French, German and Italian bishops have issued formal statements in response to migration crisis

Benedictine monks perform chants at the Monastery of St Benedict of Norcia, Italy. (CNS photo/Christopher McLallen courtesy Universal Music)

The Benedictine monks, based in Norcia, Italy have released an album of 33 sacred songs

Pope Francis will visit the country on Saturday for 24 hours (CNS)

The Pope has released a video message ahead of his visit on Saturday

Archbishop Chaput greets Archbishop Paglia at the Vatican in March 2014 (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Investigation into Archbishop Paglia’s financial affairs ‘do not impact’ plans for September gathering

Pope Francis urged Franciscan friars to hold true to their charism of fraternity, humility and poverty (CNS)

Pope Francis held an audience with Fransican leaders yesterday

A painting of St Philip Neri

Today is the feast day of St Philip Neri, a priest who gave spiritual direction in unconventional ways

Pope Francis reaches for a poster of Mother Teresa as he is driven through the crowd, in Tirana, Albania during his visit in 2014  (PA)

A spokesman has said the reported date of September 4 for the canonisation is only hypothetical

Pope Francis: 'Bishops must have ecclesial sensitivity' (CNS)

Francis addressed the bishops of Italy at the opening their annual general assembly at the Vatican

avid Cameron meets patient Ursula Chambers during a visit to Royal Derby Hospital (PA)

It makes perfect sense for those who care for the sick to work seven days a week