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The Pope celebrated Mass with the Order of Preachers at Rome’s Basilica of St John Lateran

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

Pope Francis also lamented ‘brain drain’ caused by bright students leaving poor countries

Pope Francis praised Fr Kolvenbach’s ‘complete fidelity to Christ and his Gospel’

More than 80 evangelical leaders in the UK have written to the College of Bishops

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

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)

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

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

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