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Pope tells faithful at Pentecost Mass, ‘We were made to be God’s children’

But the Church in Burma grew ‘even amid the most suffocating oppressions’, Cardinal Bo said

‘From the Kippah to the Cross’ charts the journey of a remarkable Jewish convert

Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

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Pope says faithful should ask Mary to help Catholics in China

The Solemnity of Pentecost, Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3-7 & 12-13; Jn 20:19-23 (year b)

Third Sunday of Easter Acts 3: 3-15, 17-19, 1 John 2: 1-5, Luke 24, 35-48 (year b)

In Latin the Ember Days are called the Quatuor Tempora, giving rise to a popular form of fried food

Holy Father urges faithful to ‘strike out on new paths’