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Elijah confronts King Ahab and Queen Jezebel in a print by Sir Francis Dicksee

For anyone arguing that the Devil has the best tunes, the life of Queen Jezebel would be a good place to start

A fresco of Saint Ilia (Elijah) from the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year 1 Kings 19: 4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; John 6: 41-51 (Year B)

Benedict XVI reflected on the example of Elijah at Wednesday’s general audience

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin was built for the 1936 Summer Olympics and is strongly identified with the Nazi regime (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/06/11

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