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'With St Paul, we must first confess any stubborn pride that has fuelled conflict'

The Sixteenth Sunday of the Year

Archbishops Anthony Fisher of Sydney and Blase Cupich of Chicago, centre, exchange the sign of peace during  Mass (CNS)

46 new archbishops representing 34 different countries concelebrated Mass with Francis in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St Peter's Basilica today (CNS)

Pope Francis has called on archbishops to be brave witnesses for the Church during Mass for Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Ss Peter and Paul (c 1620) by an anonymous artist of the Roman School

The Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tim 4:6-8 & 17-18; Mt 16:13-19 (Year B)

A detail from Hans Holbein's portrait of St Thomas More

Fisher and More lived exemplary lives and were content to be martyred for the faith

'Before the war Gerry worked at Downside, as an office boy for the bursar'

A dear friend who lived for the Lord

Remembering a friend who had a life-long passion for history and a deep-rooted faith

The Holy Trinity, a fresco created by Luca Rossetti da Orta in 1738-9

The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity Deut 4:32-34 & 39-40; Rom 8:4-17; Mt 28:16-20 (Year B)

Archbishops Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia processes with fellow bishops outside the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark (CNS)

It is worth remembering that the American Church predates our own restored English hierarchy by some 70 years

A stained glass window depicting St David

Magnificat: The week ahead

How to get more from Magnificat, the daily spiritual life companion

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the newly appointed Archbishop of Malta (CNS)

The appointment of Mgr Charles Scicluna as the new Archbishop of Malta is very good news for the Maltese Islands