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Tributes at the city hall entrance close to the home of Father Jacques Hamel (AP)

Fr Hamel told his parishioners to aim for sanctity, pointing to the example of the Martin family

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, who died in 1906, is likely to be declared a saint this year

Mother Angelica: a far-sighted pioneer (CNS)

Mother Angelica, who has received miraculous cures before, has a long history of placing her faith in Baby Jesus

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS)

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A discarded Christmas tree left on the streets of Battersea, London (Photo: PA)

Praying, offering up our sufferings and doing our best to socialise may help us through

Cardinal Wuerl celebrates Mass in San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica in Rome (AP)

Cardinal Wuerl says politicians, the media and even Christians have remained silent about persecution of the faithful

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 25 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The synod heard the story of a couple who were cruelly separated but remained faithful

Ross Douthat is a columnist for the New York Times (AP)

The journalist can draw solace from St Bernadette, who refused to stay silent in the face of opposition

A tapestry showing Louis and Zelie Martin, at the canonisation (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

First canonisation of a married couple takes place in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Pope Francis canonises Louis and Zélie Martin in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

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