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British Catholics take to the streets for Corpus Christi processions

A passerby genuflects as the Corpus Christi procession passes through London (Mazur/

Bishops took part in processions in London, Oxford, Sheffield and South Wales

Syrian children wait for treatment at the hospital of a refugee camp (AP)

Pope urges Catholics and Orthodox Christians to join in prayer for Syrian children

The joint Day of Prayer for Peace, sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need, is one of several initiatives to promote peace in the troubled country

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope appoints pastor as new auxiliary bishop for Philadelphia Archdiocese

Mgr Edward Deliman’s appointment was announced by the apostolic nuncio to the United States

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (AP)

Christian woman’s attackers will face justice, Egyptian president vows

A Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman naked and paraded her through the streets of a village

The Marriage Foundation analysed data taken from the British Household Panel Survey (PA)

Children with married parents have higher self-esteem than those from other families, study shows

A new report by the Marriage Foundation analysed data relating to 3,800 children from the ages of 11 to 16

Bishop Mar Jacob Muricken of the Syro-Malabar Eastern church

Indian bishop donates kidney to Hindu

Bishop Mar Jacob Muricken donates one of his kidneys to save the life of a poor Hindu man

Cardinal Tagle: 'The market alone cannot guarantee integral human development and social inclusion' (CNS)

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A passerby genuflects as the Corpus Christi procession passes through London (Mazur/

British Catholics take to the streets for Corpus Christi processions

Bishops took part in processions in London, Oxford, Sheffield and South Wales

Refugees walk outside their tents in in the Kapise refugee camp in Mwanza, Malawi (CNS)

Albinos are at risk in Malawi refugee camp, says Jesuit Refugee Service

Rufino Seva warned albinos not to walk alone outside the camp

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles (CNS)

New crackdown shows failure of immigration policies, say US bishops

The bishops said raids and deportations would do more harm than good

Deacons process to their seats near the altar as they arrive for Pope Francis's celebration of a Mass for the Jubilee of Deacons in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Ignore the parish schedule and serve people, Pope tells deacons

The Pope was speaking at a Mass for the Jubilee of Deacons in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski of Poland, founder of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, is depicted in an undated painting (CNS)

New Polish saint calls people to ‘contemplate God’s mercy’, bishops say

Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski will be canonised in Rome on June 5

Pope Francis meets George Clooney and his wife Amal at the Vatican meeting (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

George Clooney and Richard Gere honoured by Pope for contribution to Vatican education project

During the event, Pope Francis said he has never considered following Benedict XVI into retirement

Consumer magazines are displayed on a newsstand in New York (AP)

Books blog: Meet the man who turned from glossy magazines to God

Christopher Murphy worked for Glamour magazine and as a teacher before he felt a call to work with Catholic apostolates

A small tent city has formed on Serbia’s border with Hungary where migrants are waiting to cross into the European Union despite border closures and a deal with Turkey to stop sea crossings into Greece. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Surely the European Union is part of the problem and not the solution

Has the European Union actually made the world fairer, cleaner and safer?

The Dowry of Mary pilgrimage at Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/

Parishes across Britain are reviving May processions in honour of Mary

Some see the devotion as archaic but at my parish it has become a major event drawing Catholics and non-Catholics alike

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston baptises a catechumen during the Easter Vigil (CNS)

The Catholic Church in England has lost its convert-making touch. Here’s how to get it back

The place we need to look for instruction is the American South

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The invitation to 'a quick live conversation about prayer, unity and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ'

St Augustine of Canterbury would be proud of Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Welby

With their live Facebook Q&A, the cardinal and the archbishop are continuing the saint’s mission

An image from the cover of The Shadow of his Wings

The gripping graphic novel that teaches us that God always answers our prayers

The story of Fr Goldmann is the perfect Confirmation present

Vikings – a nice bunch of lads

Vikings: how TV drama fell in love with bloodthirsty paganism

Series like Vikings portray Christians as joyless and pillagers as fun-loving

Ahmed el-Tayeb exchanges gifts with Pope Francis (AP)

Why the grand imam of al-Azhar should be standing up for Egypt’s Christians

Anti-Christian prejudice among Muslims is a very bad advertisement for their faith

Fr Al-Bazi: ‘They said we have all night to take out your teeth, and you have plenty’ (CNS)

The priest who forgave his Islamist torturers

Fr Douglas Al-Bazi’s torturers asked him why he wasn’t afraid of death. He told them: ‘For me, death is the beginning. But for you it is the end’

St Augustine’s Church, Ramsgate (Ludmila Griffin)

How a forgotten church with a leaky roof became one of Britain’s most thriving shrines

A few years ago St Augustine’s, Ramsgate, had just one Mass a week. Today the restored shrine welcomes 10,000 visitors a year

Bernie Sanders arrives on a hotel terrace near the Vatican (PA)

Has the Vatican cast aside St John Paul II’s economic wisdom?

A celebration of the encyclical Centesimus Annus turned the worker into a subject of state policy rather than an economic agent