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Pope Francis said he felt united with suffering Christians Below: Video via Rome Reports (AP)

Pope Francis met leaders of the Eastern churches in Rome this week

The seal protects the dignity of the person, the official said (CNS photo illustration by Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

Church officials try to remove misconceptions about the sacrament

Guido Schaffer

A Brazilian seminarian who served the poor and drowned aged 34 could be beatified

A previous meeting of the  the Catholic-Muslim Forum at the Vatican (CNS)

The Catholic-Muslim Forum met at the Vatican this week

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope makes comments in homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

The papal almoner is urging parishes with large numbers of homeless people to install their own showers (Photo: PA)

Papal almoner says showers will be put into public loos in St Peter’s Square

England captain Wayne Rooney in a match against Estonia last month (PA)

England captain visited Our Lady and St Swithin’s Catholic Primary School in Liverpool

St Hugh of Lincoln Exorcises a Man Possessed by the Devil (1404-1407) by Gherardo Sternina

The saint who protected the Jews of Lincoln

St Hugh of Lincoln (November 16) has gone from being one of the most famous saints in English history to a virtual unknown

Bishop Marcus Stock (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Diocese gains bishop after a two-and-a-half-year wait

Thirty-third Sunday of the Year, Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 (Year A)