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Pope Francis prays in St Peter's (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis adores Blessed Sacrament while visiting Camaldolese nuns in Rome

Primate of all Ireland Cardinal Brady will lead the Consecration ceremony  (PA)

Today’s Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady will poke the consciences of practising Catholics

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Pope greets and blesses the 22 children and their parents at the Vatican

Pope Francis greets the faithful at the end of his visit to the parish of Saint Elisabeth and Zechariah  (Photo: PA)

Pontiff hears confessions and administers Holy Communion for feast of the Holy Trinity

St Bernadette grew up uneducated, undernourished and asthmatic

St Bernadette (April 16) lived a humble life of deep Catholic devotion

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leads the Angelus (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI says Mary did not go off to an ‘unknown galaxy’, but is close to each one of us

Benedict XVI says that the Blessed Virgin Mary is an ‘outstanding model in faith and charity’

The shrine at Banneux, Belgium

Mariette Beco had the visions in 1933 in the small town of Banneux in Belgium

The feast of the Assumption is celebrated in style by Maltese on the island of Gozo

The trouble is that once a tradition has been destroyed, how do you revive it again?

The statue and the altarpiece brought back in procession through Cospicua on November 19, 1944

The return of the statue and painting of the Virgin Mary was celebrated by most of the island’s population