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Cardinal Edwin O'Brien (CNS)

Cardinal Edwin O’Brien told seminarians to ‘hold on to their seats’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis to visit Sri Lanka

The Pope appears to confirm a visit during an audience with 12,000 Sri Lankan pilgrims

Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Francis says faithful shouldn’t look at their watches during Mass

Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

But the Holy See will respond to justified criticisms with ‘courage and determination’, according to statement

A boy pushes a pram past destroyed buildings in Homs (Photo: CNS)

News comes as thousands prepare to be evacuated during a pause in fighting

Fr Eduardo Robles Gil, the new general director of the Legionaries of Christ (Photo: CNS)

Legionaries of Christ elect new leaders

The congregation also expressed ‘deep sorrow’ for the behaviour of its founder Fr Maciel

Pope Francis embraces a boy during World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil (CNS)

Francis tells young people Blessed John Paul II will be “the great patron of the World Youth Days”

Fr Frankie Mulgrew

My guide to making God laugh out loud

Fr Frankie Mulgrew was once so depressed he used to watch EastEnders for relief. Then he learned how to relish the divine sense of humour

Fr Timothy Radcliffe (Mazur)

Fr Timothy Radcliffe was visiting small community in the Sahara

Rain falls as Pope Francis arrives to lead general audience in St Peter's Square at Vatican yesterday (CNS)

The Pope stressed that Mass is where we receive Jesus