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Nuns and faithful hold candles as they attend the Via Crucis  service in 2015 (CNS)

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti meditations for the Good Friday service refer to modern martyrs killed ‘in every corner of the globe’

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Tighe at St Peter's Basilica
(Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Speaking at the end of Mass, Bishop Paul Tighe said he had been ‘called to service’ by his faith

Pontifical North American College seminarians celebrate after winning the Clericus Cup in Rome in 2013 (CNS)

The Clericus Cup competition began on Saturday

Charles Scicluna, former Vatican chief prosecutor of clerical sexual abuse (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

‘Betrayal’ is a grim story but every Catholic should read it

Pope Francis and the Patriarch Kirill sign a joint declaration on religious unity at Jose Marti aiport in Havana (AP)

The Russian patriarch, not Pope Francis, has the most reason to be satisfied after the Havana meeting and joint statement

Pope Francis poses with UN troops from Argentina during his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope continued a series of talks dedicated to divine mercy in St Peter’s Square

Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, and Pope Francis walk down the central aisle during the Pope's visit to the main synagogue in Rome (CNS)

The Pontiff discussed violence in the Middle East during a speech at Rome’s main synagogue

Pope Francis visits the Great Synagogue of Rome (AP)

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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 pictured at the Nativity scene in St Peter's Square last year (CNS)

The figures will be used in Nativity scenes across Italy this Christmas