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We must ask ourselves if “our heart is open to accept faithfully the seed of the Word of God”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).
Coptic Orthodox Christians have reportedly been asked to cancel all activities outside churches this month because of security threats.
Ross Douthat says that Francis’s pontificate “has been a kind of halfway revolution”.
And Andrew Butterfield describes how Raphael explored the inner life “with ever greater accuracy and power”.
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