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Pope Francis addressed bishops at a feast day Mass at St Peter’s Basilica

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The programme includes a penitential celebration and a consistory for several causes of canonisation

Priests will hear Confession at churches in England and Wales on March 4 and 5 as part of the Pope’s ’24 hours for the Lord’ initiative

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