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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Mass attendance on Holy Days of Obligation seems to have declined (PA)

For the great majority of people tomorrow will be just another Friday and not the great solemnity of All Saints

Young boy dressed as a vampire for Halloween (Photo: PA)

Halloween is a post-Christian celebration which compels us to buy things which we don’t need. We should return to our Christian roots and throw All Saints parties instead.

For All Saints, Catholic homeschooling families in St Teresa’s school in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, dressed up as famous saints. From left, Elizabeth Hamilton as St 
Elizabeth of Hungary, Emily Byrne, and Angela Byrne as St Angela Merici

Catholic homeschoolers remember saints

For All Saints Catholic families in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, dressed up as famous saints

Pope Benedict XVI gestures to the faithful during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Benedict XVI marks feast of All Saints

Pope urges faithful to pray tomorrow for those who sleep in the Lord