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Pope Francis (CNS)

During a morning Mass homily, the Pope prayed for the grace ‘to await Christmas sincerely recognising our wounds and sins’

Pope Francis celebrates  Mass for the Jubilee of inmates in St. Peter's Basilica (AP)

Francis urged the inmates to never give up hope in God’s mercy

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the new superior general of the Society of Jesus (CNS)

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal was elected last week

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The Assumption of the Virgin (1475-6) by Francesco Botticini

Word This Week

The Twentieth Sunday of the Year: Rev 11:19; 12:1-6 & 10; 1 Cor 15:45-51; Lk 1:39-45 (Year C)

The father of a man who was killed by ISIS attends a service in the Virgin Mary Church near Cairo (CNS)

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A pilgrim holding a rosary raises her hands as she walks on her knees at Fatima (CNS)
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Imagine writing a whole chapter on the word 'into' (CNS photo/Chris Keane, Reuters)

The Our Father, Word by Word, is a book which will surprise you

A detail from St Peter in tears by El Greco

In today’s ecumenical climate many seem embarrassed to declare the role of St Peter and the importance of communion with his successors