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The saint who was renowned for extreme fasting

A detail from The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Siena by Giovanni di Paolo

St Catherine of Siena (April 29) attracted a group of followers by taking care of the ill and the poor

Don’t be duped by canonisation ticket touts, warns Vatican

(Christian Adams)

The Vatican has reminded pilgrims that Sunday’s ceremony is completely free

Vatican: Francis phone call doesn’t mark a change in Church teaching

Pope Francis (PA)

Statement from Rome says ‘consequences relating to the teaching of the Church’ should not be inferred from private conversation with Argentine woman

Cardinal Nichols criticises ‘alarmist’ immigration debate

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (PA)

Cardinal urges politicians to approach ‘difficult’ issue with a ‘sense of respect’

Take message of Resurrection to ends of earth, says Pope at Vigil

Francis enters St Peter's Basilica at the start of the Easter Vigil (AP)

Francis baptises 10 people from around the world at Easter Vigil in St Peter’s

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