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Daily readings: May 27 – June 2

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Pilgrims pray around a statue of the Virgin Mary on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje (CNS photo)

The rules were approved in 1978 but only made available in Latin

Solemnity of Pentecost: Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3-7 & 12-13; Jn 20:19-23

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Print edition 25.05.12

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Ed West meets Bishop Macram Max Gassis, the prelate punished by the Sudanese state when he exposed its atrocities in Darfur

Paramilitary police in Hohhot,  capital of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, (AP)

Authorities are accused of torturing a priest belonging to the underground Church

Iain Duncan Smith is the most senior Catholic in Government (PA photo)

Work and Pensions Secretary defends his reforms in an article in this week’s Catholic Herald

St David built an abbey for Augustinian canons at Holyrood, above

St David of Scotland (May 24)

Benedict XVI greets a child at the general audience today (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI says people today do not always understand the ‘deep consolation’ of addressing God as Father

Bishop Williams urges doctors to respond to a consultation about the guidelines (PA photo)

Bishop says GMC’s draft guidelines do not have a ‘balanced’ view of faith