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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Conversion on the Way to Damascus, 1600-1601

Christians have to resist a reductive reading of human beings as merely complex brains

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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

The London cemetery and extension in Longueval, France, where some of the soldier's who fought in the battle of the Somme which started on July 1  1916 are buried (PA)

July 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army

Priests attend Pope Francis' celebration of Mass for the Jubilee of Priests in St Peter's Square on June 3 (CNS)

The Pope celebrated the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with thousands of priests in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis spreads holy water as he celebrates Pentecost Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope tells faithful at Pentecost Mass, ‘We were made to be God’s children’

The bell tower of St. Porphyrios Greek Orthodox church and the minaret of the adjacent Kateb Welaya mosque in Gaza City (AP)

Increasing numbers of Muslim refugees are seeking reception into the Church.