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English bishop washes feet of prisoners at Mass of Lord’s Supper

Bishop Egan celebrated the Mass at Winchester Prison (PA)

Bishop Egan tells inmates he will ask God to assure them of his love and mercy

Persecuted facing ‘way of the cross’ this Easter

A Syrian church left empty after a mortar attack. The faithful face their darkest Easter in many years (AP)

Maronite archbishop of Damascus tells faithful: we are abandoned to Providence

The saint who carried water to the Last Supper

A winged lion in a stained-glass window symbolises St Mark the Evangelist

St Mark the Evangelist (April 25) is traditionally thought to be the interpreter of the Apostle Peter

Journalist ‘astonished’ to have fooled media with Vatican hoax

The Catholic Herald's cartoon inspired by ICN's Vatican hawk hoax (Christian Adams) Below: How The Guardian reported the story

Pulitzer Prize-winning Guardian among outlets to reproduce April Fool’s report

Full text: Pope Francis’s Palm Sunday Mass homily

Pope Francis delivering his unscripted homily on Sunday (PA) Below Video via RomeReports.com

Pontiff delivers unscripted speech to crowds in St Peter’s Square

Pope asks powerful questions on Palm Sunday

Pope Francis led the start of Holy Week with more than 100,000 people in St Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis poses for selfies and speaks unscripted during Palm Sunday Mass

Faithful take pictures with Pope Francis at the end of the Palm Sunday Mass Below: Francis sips tea passed to him from the crowd (PA) Video via RomeReports

Pope asks faithful to look into their hearts to see how they are living their lives

Fr Alan Williams named new Bishop of Brentwood

Bishop-elect Alan Williams (Bishops Conference of England and Wales)

Fr Williams will be the seventh Bishop of Brentwood

The saint who lived in the ruins of the Colosseum

St Benedict Joseph Labre was rejected by the Trappists because they thought he was ‘too delicate’

St Benedict Joseph Labre (April 16) was the eldest of 15 children

David Cameron: Christians are the most persecuted around the world

The prime minister spoke up against Christian persecution

Prime minister says we must stand up for persecuted