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This Lent we should “contemplate with devotion the image of the Crucified Lord”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).
The face of Jesus at the Transfiguration is “the same one that we’ll see in heaven”, the Pope said during a visit to the Roman parish of Santa Maddalena di Canossa.
A papal visit to Egypt is “under study”, the Vatican has confirmed.
John Allen, Helen Alvaré, AFP, Fr Rocco D’Ambrosio, William Doino Jr, Andrea Gagliarducci, David Gibson, Ruth Gledhill, Austen Ivereigh, Christopher Lamb, Wyatt Massey, Joshua McElwee, Robert Mickens, Joanna Moorhead, National Catholic Reporter, Antoinette Palumbo, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Fr Thomas Reese, Gianni Valente, Michael Sean Winters and Cardinal Donald Wuerl mark the fourth anniversary of Francis’s election.
John Allen says that Archbishop José Gómez is “flinging down a clear Catholic gauntlet in defence of America’s immigrant population”.
And John Byron Kuhner compares Vatican Latinist Fr Reginald Foster to a medieval saint.
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