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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden (AP)

A children’s choir stood out among the stars at the celebrated venue

Johann Schmidtner's work

Francis has a particular devotion to Mary as rescuer of marriages

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis in the Oval Office of the White House (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Obama’s words to the Pope ring hollow

President Obama has failed to protect religious freedoms in the US

St. Patrick's Cathedral – ready for Pope Francis (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

The seat of New York is finally restored, after a $175m makeover

Most people welcome Pope Francis (AP)

Not everyone is pleased to have the Pope visiting America

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, centre, and Police Commissioner William Bratton hold a press conference (AP)

Law enforcement officials are anxiously awaiting the Pope’s arrival in the city

Sign painters work on a portrait of Pope Francis  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Just don’t think about the traffic

St Dominic, depicted here by El Greco

In a recently rediscovered text the founder of the Dominican order shows how we can unite body and soul in prayer, says Angelo Stagnaro

An iPhone owner uses Confession: Roman Catholic App to prepare for the sacrament (Photo: CNS)

How your mobile phone can help you pray

Some think that smartphones are a threat to spiritual life. Nonsense, says Angelo Stagnaro

The tomb of Blessed Bartolo Longo in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in Pompeii. About three million pilgrims visit the basilica each year

The Satanist on the path to sainthood

Angelo Stagnaro visits the resting place of Blessed Bartolo Longo, the turbulent occultist who become a champion of the rosary