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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

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)

Michael Coren

My question, Michael, is do you really believe in the full sacramental reality of the Eucharist?

A detail from the Agony in the Garden by El Greco

Palm Sunday, IS 50: 4-7; Phil 2: 6-11; MK 14:1 -15:47 (Year B)

Pope Francis hears confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica last year (CNS)

The Holy Father will be taking part in the annual 24 Hours for the Lord initiative on March 13 at St Peter’s Basilica

Francis celebrates Mass at the Church of St Gregory the Great in Rome (CNS)

Worship makes our lives bigger and better

In this extract from his new book Rowan Williams argues that effective ritual is far from being a retreat to a comforting alternative world

Pope Francis waves to the faithful gathered for the Angelus (AP)

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

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

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

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis: In his own words

Selected quotes from the first year of Francis’s pontificate

Pope Francis (CNS)

We have to go to Mass with humility, Pope Francis has said