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Pope Francis presides at the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Holy Father urges clergy of Rome diocese not to ‘flirt with spiritual worldliness’

Oils are prepared for the Chrism Mass in the Diocese of Clifton 
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

I was struck by all the people, some still to be born, who would experience the anointing with oil over the coming year

Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

In Chrism Mass homily the Holy Father urges priests not to give in to weariness

Cardinal Nichols at the Chrism Mass (Diocese of Westminster/Mazur)

Archbishop of Westminster says family synod is ‘a time of prayerful discernment’ in Chrism Mass homily

Pope Francis breathes over chrism oil during the Chrism Mass (CNS)

Pontiff says that, like many priests, he has sometimes felt isolated and gloomy

Pope Francis at this morning's Chrism Mass (AP)

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Benedict XVI and Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica on February 22 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/04/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis celebrates  Mass (Photo: PA)

In his Chrism Mass homily the Pope urged priests to go out where there is ‘suffering, blindness, and evil masters’

The Chrism Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Nichols says at Chrism Mass that priests fail in spectacular and hidden ways

Benedict XVI celebrates the chrism Mass this morning (CNS)

Benedict XVI criticises Austrian priests’ campaign to relax Church discipline