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

Clergy should be marked by a ‘strong humility’, Pontiff says at morning Mass

Archbishop Emeritus Kevin McDonald, centre, poses with Cardinal Tauran and other religious leaders (Mazur/

Cardinal Tauran also visits Jain and Hindu temples

A church destroyed in Idlib province. Syrian Christians are suffering in the conflict (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Plea made for return of all the kidnapped in war-torn country

Benedict XVI (PA)

‘It’s an encyclical written with four hands,’ Pope Francis tells Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis  (Photo: CNS)

Pope delivers homily in Spanish for first time since election

Daily readings: June 14-22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2 Sm 12:7-10, 13; Ps 32; Gal 2:16, 19-21; Lk 7:36—8:3 (Year C)

Laura Keynes

Laura Keynes has joined Catholic Voices after returning to her childhood faith

The Gothic St Vitus Cathedral in Prague

St Vitus (June 15) is the patron saint of Prague, coppersmiths and actors

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

German Thomas von Mitschke-Collande is asked to assist the Pontiff