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Brazilian Neymar celebrates after scoring against Panama this month (AP)

Pontiff marks start of tournament in Brazil with message to ‘football lovers’

Eritrean migrants in Lampedusa

Thousands are leaving the oppressive country to seek asylum

Bishop Alan Hopes of East Anglia (Mazur/

The Bishop of East Anglia on the greatest challenges facing Catholics in the next five years

Print edition: June 13 2014

A sneak preview of this week’s issue of The Catholic Herald

The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where the World Cup final will be played

Bishops also criticise organisers for removing communities to build stadiums

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Ex 34:4B-6, 8-9; Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56; 2 Cor 13:11-13; Jn 3:16-18 (Year A)

Daily readings: June 15-21

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

A 13th-century manuscript at Trinity College Library, Dublin, shows the executioner’s eyes falling out as he kills the saint

St Alban (June 22) is venerated by Anglicans, Catholics and Orthodox Christians

Pope Francis (AP)

The rich and famous are lavishing praise on the Pope. Here’s a guide to his most surprising supporters

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope also denounces those responsible for human trafficking and slave labour