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Happy 25th Anniversary, Youth 2000

Youth 2000 will celebrate 25 years this weekend in Walsingham

Pope Francis at prayer (CNS)

The Holy Father prayed for catechists at the tomb of St Pius in St Peter’s Basilica

St. Clare of Assisi is depicted in a modern painting by Stephen B Whatley, an expressionist artist based in London. She founded the Poor Clares -- a contemplative order of nuns with 20,000 sisters around the globe. (CNS/Stephen B Whatley)

They began their celebrations last Tuesday on the Feast of St Clare

Pope Francis holds a cake he received from a newly married couple during his weekly audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican today (CNS)

In his general audience, Francis continued his series of talks about the family in anticipation of September’s celebration of the World Meeting of Families

A fresco of Saint Ilia (Elijah) from the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year 1 Kings 19: 4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; John 6: 41-51 (Year B)

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Nu Guazu Park in Asuncion, Paraguay (CNS)

‘Communion with God always brings forth fruit,’ Pope Francis told crowds gathered in Nu Guazu Park

Pope Francis at the Mass in Quito (CNS)

The Pope’s Mass on Tuesday at Quito’s Bicentennial Park was billed as a ‘Mass for evangelisation’

Archbishops Anthony Fisher of Sydney and Blase Cupich of Chicago, centre, exchange the sign of peace during  Mass (CNS)

46 new archbishops representing 34 different countries concelebrated Mass with Francis in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis blesses an inmate during a feet-washing ceremony at Rebibbia prison in Rome (CNS)

Pope Francis discussed poverty at morning Mass at his Vatican residence

Archbishop Eamon Martin said the bishops could not support same-sex marriage (CNS)

Archbishop Eamon Martin has asked the faithful to pray for marriage