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Francis holds the monstrance at yesterday's Corpus Christi celebration (AP)

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Pope Francis says he is pained that Christians suffer so much discrimination (CNS)

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Spain's newly-crowned King Felipe VI and his wife Spain's Queen Letizia  (AP)

Despite Spain’s many troubles and traumatic past the monarchy remains resiliant

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard the flight from Tel Aviv to Rome last month

Much of what he says in his public statements appears not entirely intellectually well thought through; at times it is even totally incoherent

Pope Francis pictured at yesterday's general audience (AP)

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A child hugs Francis at the end of his weekly audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 18/06/14

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Pius XII prepares to give a radio address in 1943 (CNS)

A new book suggests the wartime pope used all the means within his power to help Jews

Iraqis who have fled the violence in their hometown of Mosul reach for a fruit during a food distribution at Khazir refugee camp  (PA)

As we contemplate the fate of Catholics in Mosul, this should be a time of mourning.

Archbishop Leo Cushley  (PA)

Catholic leaders are wisely keeping out of a deeply divisive debate

Pope Francis (AP)

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