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Lake Albano seen from the window of the papal villa – a view that Pope Francis will miss this year (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will have a reduced schedule in July and August but will stay at the Vatican

Pope Francis looks on during a meeting with Vatican diplomatic corps back in March (CNS)

Pope Francis has appealed to future diplomats not to be careerists

According to CSAN 61 staff in prisons were subject to disciplinary action for their treatment of prisoners and a further 26 staff were dismissed for their treatment of prisoners. (PA)

CSAN are concerned that proposed government cuts will undermine the dignity of prisoners

Benedict Rogers is received into the Church in Rangoon, Burma.

Human rights activist Benedict Rogers explains how he realised that his true home was in the Catholic Church

The March for Life in America. Bowman 
hoped to turn the British 
pro-life lobby into a mass movement for real change

Phyllis Bowman died a year ago but her vision of a mass movement safeguarding life should continue to inspire us

The ruins of Newminster Abbey, where Robert insisted the community lived in absolute poverty

St Robert of Newminster (June 7) founded with Newminster Abbey with 12 other monks

Daily readings: June 9-15

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Tenth Sunday of the Year, 1 Kgs 17:17-24; Ps 30; Lk 7:11-17 (Year C)

Man mourns death of relatives as people search for survivors in rubble in Allepo, Syria (CNS)

Pope Francis has said the Church will not abandon the people of Syria

Pope holds rosary as he arrives to lead general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope Francis has warned about the dangers of idolatory during his morning homily