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'A major problem facing the divorced is the fact that the automatic reception of Holy Communion, at every single Mass, has become an ingrained part of Catholic life' (CNS)

When everyone else automatically, even unthinkingly, receives Holy Communion, those who can’t feel isolated from the community of the Church

Pope Francis says he is pained that Christians suffer so much discrimination (CNS)

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A Jerusalem municipality worker hangs papal flags (AP

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A poster in Bethlehem promotes the papal visit (AP)

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Pope Francis (AP)

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Francis passes a tapestry of St John Paul II as he leaves the general audience (AP)

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Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

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Francis greet Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro last  June (CNS)

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Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

The cardinal’s case is based on a doubtful interpretation of a tiny number of texts

Francis celebrates Mass at Santa Maria dell' Orazione parish in Rome (AP)

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