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A banner depicting St John Paul II hanging from the facade of St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

A saint for beleaguered priests

A love for priests was a vital part of St John Paul II’s pontificate

Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

In Chrism Mass homily the Holy Father urges priests not to give in to weariness

Pope Francis with a newly married couple (CNS)

I had not the slightest hesitation in signing the letter, and I was grateful to the organisers for undertaking the task

Pope Francis, cardinals and cardinal-designates pray before a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican (CNS)

Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and inseparably in harmony’

Michael Keaton at the Golden Globes (PA)

Birdman actor recalls mother praying the rosary and volunteering at hospital

'Scapegoats are set apart as such to make society feel better about itself' (CNS)

It’s just as bad in the Church of England, and worse in society at large

Fr Apostoli preaches at a Mass marking the end of preliminary research into the life of Archbishop Sheen (CNS)

As the heart of St John Vianney, patron of parish priests, visits England Mary O’Regan profiles 10 priests leading remarkable lives

Cardinal Ouellet, papal legate, leads a Eucharistic procession at the Congress (PA photo)

Ireland has seen two nasty extremes: fawning over and hatred of priests. The solution lies in rediscovering what the priesthood is about

Cardinal George Pell celebrates Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of Sydney's Chinese community alongside Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun (CNS photo/Kerry Myers)

Soon one in four priests in Australia will be foreign-born or on visas

Cardinal Ivan Dias: says dispensed priests should be able to play a greater role in parish life (Photo: PA)

Priests who leave their ministry to marry could continue to teach theology and administer the Eucharist, says Vatican cardinal