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The programme includes a penitential celebration and a consistory for several causes of canonisation

Holy Father offers reflection at the end of the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum

‘True martyrs of Christ do not die with fists clenched but with their hands together in prayer,’ Fr Cantalamessa says

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Catholics can ‘become promoters of dialogue through peace, prayer and sharing of burdens’, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri has said

Bishop says he and three parish priests narrowly escaped being killed by Islamist rebels

Pope Francis presides at Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in St Peter’s Basilica

For the great majority of people tomorrow will be just another Friday and not the great solemnity of All Saints