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St John Bosco said that prayer before the Blessed Sacrament was crucial in the fight against temptation (CNS)

Francis Phillips reviews Manual for Spiritual Warfare by Paul Thigpen

Pope Francis presides at Benediction outside the Basilica of St Mary Major (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope asks faithful to remember persecuted Christians as he celebrates Corpus Christi in Rome

Pope Francis presides at Benediction of the blessed Sacrament yesterday  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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A 'Taefeli-Meedli' , a woman dressed in traditional clothes takes part at a Corpus Christi procession in the Swiss city of Appenzell. AP Photo/Keystone/Ennio Leanza

The feast day often sees church-goers dress in traditional attire as they process through the streets

The Last Supper by the Spanish Renaissance painter Vicente Juan Masip

The Solemnity of the Most
Holy Body and Blood of Christ –
Ex 24:3-8; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16 & 22-26 (Year B)

A Eucharistic procession in Leicester Square, central London (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Showing our love for Christ in the most public way possible can have a great power

Francis holds the monstrance at yesterday's Corpus Christi celebration (AP)

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Sant'Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi greets the Pope yesterday (AP)

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The Pope presides at Benediction in St Peter's on Sunday (AP)

Faithful mark feast of Corpus Christi with historic global prayer

Pope Francis walks in annual Corpus Christi procession in Rome Photo: PA

Pope Francis has told Catholics that the Eucharist brings us out of our individualism into discipleship