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Francis expressed “great concern” about “the situation of tension and violence that afflicts the Holy Land” at yesterday’s Angelus (full text).

The Pope said that “ambition and careerism are incompatible with Christian discipleship” as he canonised St Thérèse of Lisieux’s parents on Sunday (full text, full video).

The Pontiff will call for dialogue between Christians and Muslims when he visits Africa next month, the Vatican has said.

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Valencia was injured in a car crash on Saturday.

Fr Ray Blake, Rorate Caeli, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Jean-Louis De La Vaissière, Fr Raymond de Souza, Ross Douthat, Andrea Gagliarducci, David Gibson, Samuel Gregg, Sandro Magister, National Catholic Reporter, Edward Pentin, Pray Tell blog, Elizabeth Scalia, Alexander Stille, John Thavis, Damian Thompson, Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on Pope Francis and the synod.

And a vial containing St John Paul II’s blood was installed in the Polish parliament’s chapel on Friday.

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