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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)

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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

Pope Benedict celebrates a Chrism Mass last year (AP)

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Photo: mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols celebrated the Chrism Mass at Westminster Cathedral in the presence of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and over 300 priests and 1,000 lay faithful

Archbishop Mennini and Mgr Newton, right, at the Mass (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop Mennini celebrated the ordinariate’s first ever Chrism Mass

Benedict XVI breathes over chrism oil, a gesture symbolising the infusion of the Holy Spirit, at Holy Thursday Mass last year  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Read the full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s Chrism Mass homily