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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

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

St George – big in England

It’s time for the English to adopt a new patron saint

Crowds at New York's St Patrick's Day parade (CNS)

How did St Patrick’s Day become such a successful ‘brand’?

A woman looks at portraits of Shakespeare at the National Portrait Gallery in London

Generations of Englishmen have ignored or smothered the Bard’s ‘treacherous’ popery