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Francis urges parents to bless their children at the beginning and end of each day

St Francis de Sales wrote with clarity about the extraordinary power of an apparently basic gesture

As Pope Francis boarded a helicopter to meet World Youth Day volunteers in Rio, he made the sign of the Cross and then a heart to the delight of the watching crowd

Archbishop Nichols urges faithful to offer to pray for people and make the Sign of the Cross in public