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Francis was nearly pulled to the ground by an overly enthusiastic fan

The Pope was right to reprimand the fan who nearly pulled him to the ground

A man reaches for the box containing the mortal remains of Padre Pio (AP)

Perhaps an unwillingness to consider such devotions highlights a lack of humility

Pope Francis greets the crowd during an audience with St Padre Pio prayer groups (CNS)

Members of the groups gathered in Rome to venerate the relics of St Padre Pio and St Leopold Mandic

Cardinal Pietro Parolin made the comments during a trip to Slovenia (CNS)

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Queen Elizabeth II records a Christmas message in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace (AP)

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A woman kisses the Holy Door in St Peter's Basilica  (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) See POPE-MERCY-DOOR Dec. 8, 2015.

A number of dioceses have chosen to place their efforts under the patronage of particular saints and holy people

'Offering prayers of thanksgiving when prayers are not answered can be very good for our soul ' (CNS)

Disappointments can actually help us to grow in trust and humility

A statue of Padre Pio covered with rosaries stands in Mergellina bay, in Naples (PA)

There are three disciplines we must all adopt in order to try and achieve sainthood

St John Bosco said that prayer before the Blessed Sacrament was crucial in the fight against temptation (CNS)

Francis Phillips reviews Manual for Spiritual Warfare by Paul Thigpen

On Good Friday, our iPhone might pose the greatest distraction ( Yui Mok/PA Wire)

This day is a challenge for iPhone owners, bloggers and Facebook users