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The saints were given to long periods of seclusion, silence, prayer and fasting

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

Pope Francis will make a ‘simple and private pilgrimage’ to Assisi on August 4

Francis made a surprise visit to the place where St Francis of Assisi created the world’s first Nativity scene

The Pope presided at an evening of prayer yesterday in St Peter’s Basilica

We have plenty of feasts suitable for reflecting on Creation. Why September 1?

The Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si, will be published tomorrow

The Archbishop of Huancayo says encyclical released this month will have ‘many critics’

St Francis didn’t think animals were ‘almost’ like us – he loved them because they had come from the hand of God

St Francis was not above the magisterial teachings of the Church – and neither is the Pope