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Pope Francis goes to Confession in St Peter's Basilica

Holy Father launches 24-hour Festival of Forgiveness at St Peter’s Basilica

Holy Father launches 24-hour Festival of Forgiveness in Rome and around the world

Pope Francis hears the confession of a young woman during World Youth Day in Rio (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff asks clergy to welcome penitents ‘with the love of a father’

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem (CNS)

Holy Father will visit presidents, prime ministers and refugees

Bishop Alan Hopes said that the incineration of human remains was repugnant (Mazur)

The Bishop of East Anglia says we should not be shocked given the number of UK abortions

Mgr Tomas Halik (CNS)

Ed West talks to the man who has has joined Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and Billy Graham on the list of Templeton Prize winners

St Vincent Ferrer, centre, is shown in a detail from a polyptych by Giovanni Bellini in Venice

St Vincent Ferrer (April 5) worked as Master of the Sacred Palace for Benedict XIII

Daily Readings: March 30 – April 5

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fourth Sunday of Lent, 1 Sm 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41 or Jn 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 (Year A)

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Print edition 28/3/14

This week we bring you an exclusive piece on Bishop Malcolm McMahon’s new hopes for his ministry in Liverpool. We report on the significance of the Vatican commission on child protection and the priest who has admitted to entering into a sham civil partnership. We also tell you why the Archdiocese of Liverpool is opposing […]