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Pope Francis burns incense in front of a statue of Mary (CNS)

Muslims and Christians are like-minded when it comes to revering Mary

Pope Francis and the statue of Our Lady of Fatima (Photo: PA)

Ceremony held in front of 100,000 pilgrims in St Peter’s Square

Benedict XVI travels to the Spanish Steps to mark the feast of the Immaculate Conception (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI says Mary’s immaculate conception brings joy in annual pilgrimage to Spanish Steps

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With abortion legislation imminent, we are at a pivotal moment in our country’s history

Year 6 children from St Mary’s primary school in Congleton join in Marian prayer

Children at St Mary’s primary school at Congleton in Cheshire start year of prayer for Mary

Bishop Mark Davies is installed at the cathedral in Shrewsbury in what he described as a ‘poignant’ ceremony

In his first pastoral letter, Bishop Mark Davies calls faithful to a year of prayer to Mary

Pope Benedict greets pilgrims after the Mass on Sunday (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Heaven is a place within God, says Pope

On the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Benedict explains that heaven is not a location in the cosmos

The Solemnity of the Assumption: Rev 11:19, 12: 1-6 & 10; 1 Cor 15:20-26; Lk 1:39-56

The Beatles grew up in Liverpool at a time when Catholic children learnt all the basic prayers by heart (CNS file photo/Capitol Records)

Their songs included powerful and touching hymns to Mary and to creation