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Greek renovation experts inspect Jesus’s tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (AP)

A glimpse inside Christ’s burial place

For the first time in almost 2,000 years, scientists have examined Jesus’s tomb; what they have found underlines the truth of the Gospels

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the stadium (AP)

‘The Beatitudes are the image of Christ and consequently of each Christian,’ the Pope said

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the new superior general of the Society of Jesus (CNS)

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal was elected last week

Restored mosaics are seen on display in front of the Memorial of Moses on the top of Mount Nebo in Jordan  (CNS)

The restored Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo has reopened after nearly a decade

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