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Pope Francis hears a Confession in Brazil in July 2013 (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pontiff urges faithful to receive the Sacrament of Penance in Lent

Carmelite Fr Bruno Secondin meets Pope Francis (www.lectiodivina.it)

Fr Bruno Secondin will preach to Curia on the theme ‘Servants and Prophets of the Living God’

Pilgrims pray around a statue of Mary on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina (CNS)

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Candles burn in front of a portrait of Shahbaz Bhatti during a vigil in Lahore (AP Photo/K M Chaudary)

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This is a scan of a badly deteriorated negative of Pope John Paul II meeting his would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, in a Rome prison in 1983. The Vatican is embarking on a project to restore and digitise its archive of photographic images (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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