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Javier Echevarria November 2009

Pope Francis has expressed condolences to Opus Dei members following the death of Bishop Javier Echevarria

Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass marking the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

At Guadalupe Mass, Pope Francis says Mary’s presence ‘leads us to reconciliation’

A poster of Our Lady of Guadalupe  (AP)

Francis Phillips picks out her favourite books of 2016

Pope Francis walks past an image of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus after laying a white rose in front of it in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

As Mary is, so all Christians should aspire to be

Fr Esequiel Sanchez, rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, blesses riders as they make their way to the shrine in Des Plaines, Illinois (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

‘All evangelisation in America happened on horseback,’ says rector at Illinois shrine

Our Lady of Guadalupe brought tenderness and mercy (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

The Aztec death cult was pitiless. The apparition of Our Lady changed that

Gianna Jessen was nearly aborted at 7-and-a-half months

Everyone should hear the testimony of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen

Residents hold baby Jesus figures during a procession in celebration of "Dia de la Candelaria," or Candlemas Day in Mexico. (CNS photo/Jim West)

The Pontiff has delivered a video message ahead of his visit to the country

Pope Francis uses incense to venerate an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe during Mass on Saturday (CNS)

The Pope made the announcement during Mass in St Peter’s Basilica honouring Our Lady of Guadalupe

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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