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Orthodox Metropolitan Gennadios of Italy, Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop David Moxon, the archbishop of Canterbury’'s representative to the Vatican, give a blessing at the end of a prayer service at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls (CNS)

The Pope spoke at a prayer service concluding the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

St John the Baptist Preaching to the Multitude by Pieter Brueghel the Younger

Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1: 3-6 & 8-11; Ik 3:1-6 (Year C)

Pope Francis delivers the homily as he celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Pope Francis celebrated Mass today in the chapel of his residence

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope compared the efforts of athletes with Christians striving to get to heaven

'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