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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

A nun present a gift to Pope Francis at Naples cathedral in March (CNS)

Francis addressed an audience of international men and women religious working in the Diocese of Rome

Syrians in Aleppo clear the streets after shelling (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Audo says that almost everyone would leave Aleppo if they could

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

In Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s memoir we hear the authentic sound of faith

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis met Archbishop Antje Jackelen of Uppsala, Sweden, at the Vatican

Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia church, in Barcelona, Spain (PA)

Antoni Gaudi’s work reminds us that God’s grace works in multiple ways

Pope Francis arrives for his General Audience today (AP)

Pope Francis makes equality plea in general audience reflection

19 priests lie on the ground during an ordination ceremony in Rome on Sunday  (Giorgio Onorati/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francise warned priests not to be like ‘peacocks’, but there’s nothing wrong with them taking pride in their appearance