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‘Go out into the world,’ Pope tells priests at St John Paul II shrine

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Francis celebrated Mass at a shrine dedicated to his Polish predecessor

Muslim worshippers gather in front of the memorial to Fr Hamel in Saint Etienne (AP)

French imam says priest’s killers ‘are not part of humanity’

Muslims and Catholics joined in Friday prayers at a mosque in the Normandy town where Fr Jacques Hamel was killed

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

‘Go out into the world,’ Pope tells priests at St John Paul II shrine

Francis celebrated Mass at a shrine dedicated to his Polish predecessor

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the St John Paul II Sanctuary (AP)

Full text: Pope’s homily at St John Paul II shrine

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for priests and religious at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II in Kraków

Pope Francis walks with nuns as he arrives at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Kraków (AP)

Pope visits sites tied to Polish saints in Kraków

Francis is also visiting the Sanctuary of St John Paul II, near the Lagiewniki shrine

Pope Francis walks forward to deliver a reflection during the Way of the Cross (CNS)

Pope: ‘In welcoming the outcast, our credibility as Christians is at stake’

Holy Father urges youth to follow Jesus’s Way of the Cross through works of mercy

The first Solemn Mass of newly ordained Fr James Mawdsley (John Aron)

Former Burma prisoner of conscience ordained as priest

A human rights activist who spent over a year in a Burmese jail has been ordained to the priesthood

The new centre will be at the end of Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James)  (AP)

Anglican Centre proposed for Santiago de Compostela

One of the world’s most popular pilgrimage sites is planning a new centre for Anglicans

Protestors stand outside the Supreme Court in London after judges ruled against the Scottish government's Named Person scheme (PA)

Christian campaigners welcome Supreme Court ruling against Scottish Named Person scheme

The Scottish government’s scheme ins to appoint a Named Person responsible for the welfare of each child

A thanksgiving Mass at a Syro-Malabar church India for the canonizations of Sts Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Euphrasia Eluvathingal (CNS)

Pope creates new eparchy in Preston for Syro-Malabar Catholics

The number of Syro-Malabar Catholics in England, Scotland and Wales has risen to nearly 40,000

Pope Francis enters the gate to Auschwitz (Mazur/

Pope Francis makes silent visit to Auschwitz

Pontiff sits on a bench in silent prayer during trip to Nazi death camp

A migrant rests in a bus trunk waiting to leave Serbia for Croatia  (AP)

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Pope Francis greets faithful as he drives among hundreds of thousands gathered in front of the Jasna Gora monastery  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

God has ‘accompanied’ Poland often in its history, says Pope Francis

Francis marks the 1,050th anniversary of Poland’s baptism with half a million pilgrims

The faithful greet Pope Francis in Poland (AP)

Our troubled world needs the example set by World Youth Day

In Kraków, pilgrims are discovering the hope and mercy that is sorely needed in these dark times

An American World Youth Day pilgrim listens to Cardinal O'Malley at Tauron Arena in Kraków (CNS)

Is WYD all about shouting and cheering? That depends on who you are with

It’s no doubt possible to pass through the WYD experience at a fairly superficial level

World Youth Day pilgrims wait in the rain for Pope Francis to arrive at Blonia Park in Krakow, Poland (CNS)

World Youth Day reminds us of the risks and rewards of our faith

Are young people from the West ready to fully embrace the dangers and delights of Catholicism?

Should we revise church security? (Mazur/

After Rouen, Christians cannot serve the community by shutting the door on it

The Church has always been a place for sanctuary not security guards

World Youth Day pilgrims cheer during Pope Francis' address (CNS)

WYD bureaucracy is Kafka meets Enid Blyton – but I ended up being thankful for it

Even the unbearable humidity, crammed public transport and papal mistranslations couldn’t detract from the joy of World Youth Day

St Thérèse's relics visit Preston Carmel in 2009

The new Syro-Malabar cathedral shows the north-west can still be a Catholic powerhouse

Groups like the Syro-Malabar Catholics and the Institute of Christ the King are filling previously empty churches

Pope Francis steps out from the plane as he arrives at Krakow on Wednesday (AP)

The Pope’s comments on Fr Hamel’s murder were very mysterious

Does the Holy Father believe that ISIS is really a front for something else?

Photograph: Toni Greaves

The nuns who hold up the world in prayer

A photographer has created a beautiful tribute to the ‘radical love’ of women living eremitical lives

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