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Patriarch Sako: the US must 'help Iraq get out of the serious situation in which it finds itself' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/16

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A nun and a visitor await the start of evening prayer on the eve of the 105th birth anniversary of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, at the Missionaries of Charity mother house in Calcutta (CNS)

Representatives of the Missionaries of Charity say they have plans for regular special Masses and prayer meetings to mark the canonisation that will take place on September 4

Yemeni pro-government fighters guard the Missionaries of Charity elderly home (CNS)

Sister Mary Judith was one of four women religious killed when suspected Islamists stormed a nursing home

Mathew Uzhunnalil, brother of kidnapped Salesian Fr Thomas Uzhunnalil, at his home in Ramapuram, India (CNS photo/Anto Akkara)

Mathew Uzhunnalil is living away from his family, praying and reciting the rosary

A photograph and a file with personal details of kidnapped Indian priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil (AP)

India’s Minister for External Affairs tells bishops Fr Tom Uzhunnalil is safe

A photograph and a file with personal details of kidnapped Indian priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil (AP)

Salesian leaders say rumours that the priest was crucified on Good Friday are false

Yemeni security forces gather outside the Missionaries of Charity home in Aden (AP)

The text of Sister Sally’s eyewitness account, as recorded by another nun

Yemeni security forces gather outside the Missionaries of Charity home in Aden (AP)

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Houthis hold their weapons aloft at a gathering in Sanaa, Yemen’s largest city (AP)

Mother Teresa’s martyrs

The four nuns served the vulnerable without regard to politics. But they were caught in the middle of Yemen’s disastrous civil war

The new provisional norms seek to increase financial transparency around saints' causes (AP)

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