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Archbishop Blasé Cupich of Chicago  (CNS)

The Archbishop of Chicago welcomed the publication of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation

Francis has reportedly promised to extend the validity of confessions heard by SSPX priests (CNS)

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Pope Francis has released his apostolic exhortation (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Here we provide a short summary of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation released today

Bishop Egan (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Egan says the saint offers an ‘inspiring example’ of what being a man means

Pope Francis arriving at St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

Francis also tweeted ‘Pray for me’ to mark the anniversary on Sunday

Photo: CNS

If St Valentine’s Day is for romance, the Feast of St Joseph could be devoted to love and marriage

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Despite the pleas of her mother – and quite a few marriage proposals – Elizabeth refused to abandon her vocation

Men passing a newspaper stand in Accra (CNS)

In a pastoral statement, the prelates also pledged to support ‘the culture of life’

'Today we are happier than we ever thought possible' (AP)

The Retrouvaille programme helped my wife and I rediscover the love for each other that for so many years was lost

Young Catholics need to hear the Church’s beautiful teaching on marriage (CNS)

A new book and bold new programme are bringing the Church’s life-enhancing teaching to the next generation