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Pope Francis with Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS)

During morning homily Pope says Jesus ‘did things the scholars of the law did not like’

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the synod in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

The concept of gradualism is as old as Christianity itself

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (PA Photo)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin speaks at child safeguarding conference

Benedict XVI celebrating Mass in 2012 (CNS)

Seven years ago Benedict XVI’s motu proprio liberated the traditional Latin Mass from all restrictions

Pope Francis (CNS) Below: Video of Pope Francis on John the Baptist (RomeReports)

John the Baptist knew his role was ‘to prepare people for an encounter with the Lord,” says Francis

Youths stand by a bonfire, on the eve of John the Baptist day in Croatia (AP)

Riotous bonfires, a special mass and celebratory feasting should be at the heart of the ‘Summer Christmas’

Jesus cooked for his disciples, says Father Giovanni Cesare Pagazzi (Christian Adams)

Jesus ‘practised the culinary arts,’ writes Father Giovanni Cesare Pagazzi in new book

Ecce Homo by Antonio Ciseri

Pilate’s wife appears in one verse of St Matthew’s Gospel proclaiming Jesus’s innocence

Pope Francis is urging us to 'go forth' on mission (AP)

We are each called to spend time on our neighbours, drawing our strength from prayer

Pope Francis (AP)

Pontiff calls for prayers ahead of meeting of bishops in October