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Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating Mass on the feast of Divine Mercy in St Peter's Square  (CNS)

The Pope gave a homily at Mass celebrating the transferred feast of the Annunciation

A detail from Fra Angelico's Madonna of Humility (1433–1435)

Other Churches may quibble about a time when a baby is ‘less’ than human, but the Feast of the Annunciation tells it like it is

An infant rides atop a pickup truck during a St Patrick's Day Parade (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

How to tell the story of St Patrick

Growing up in Ireland, we learnt in primary school that one of St Patrick’s stellar achievements was banishing the snakes from Ireland

St Dominic’s Priory in Haverstock Hill

The cardinal will inaugurate the shrine at St Dominic’s Priory with a Mass in October

A wall mosaic in the Holy Ghost Chapel, part of the Slipper Chapel in Walsingham (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The wonder of Walsingham

A huge donation revealed last week will allow the shrine to go from strength to strength

The original image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is rotated so that Pope Francis can pray before it in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City (CNS)

Francis sat alone in prayerful silence with the miraculous image of the Virgin after celebrating Mass

People attend Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City (AP)

The Pope words during Mass at the basilica and shrine in Mexico City

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from aboard the popemobile in Mexico City's main square (AP)

Live coverage of Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Mexico City

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of the St Mary Major's Basilica in Rome (AP)

‘Let us pass through the Holy Door of Mercy knowing the Virgin Mary is at our side,’ the Pope said

Pope Francis is flanked by Rome Commissioner Francesco Tronca as he looks up at a statue of the Virgin Mary before praying in front of it on Tuesday (AP)

The Pope led prayers in the Piazza di Spagna on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception