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Women protest for better wages and working conditions for migrant domestic workers in Beirut. Pope Francis prayed for all exploited women and girls during the feast of the Assumption at the Vatican August 15. (CNS photo/Oliver Weiken, EPA)

The Pope prayed that exploited women soon would be able to live a life of ‘peace, justice and love’

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)

A Syrian fighter sits next to two food containers and a mirror in Douma, Syria  (CNS)

Pope Francis was speaking after the recitation of the Angelus prayer in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Nuns gather at World youth Day 2016 (All pics by Daisy Powles)

We must believe ‘in a new humanity’ and stand against extremism on one side and relativism on the other

Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald

Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

‘Let us allow ourselves to be called by Jesus, healed by Jesus, forgiven by Jesus and follow him,’ says Holy Father at general audience

Pope Francis praised the course of women (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Women who serve their families with joy are courageous, the Pope said during a morning homily

Christian missionaries with a Khasi tribal woman in Guwahati, India.  (CNS photo/EPA)

Pope Francis said that young people who are fed up with materialism should consider becoming missionaries

Pope Francis arriving for a special Holy Year audience with the armed forces, in St Peter's Square (AP)

Speaking to to the faithful in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis also appealed for peace in Syria

The Apostles Paul and Barnabas in Lystra, by Jacob Jordeans (1593-1678)

Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 13:14 & 45-52; Rev 7:9 & 14-17; Jn 10:27-30 (Year C)