A crucifix which survived the destruction wreaked by ISIS is becoming a symbol of the Iraqi Church’s rebirth

Francis said the cross is a symbol of ‘the power of God who made himself sin to heal us’

Bishop James Conley was given the pectoral cross by Benedict XVI in 2012

The pectoral cross was stolen from the home of the US bishop on Saturday

Francis raised his concerns about the terrorist threat during an interview with a Portuguese radio station

The Solemnity of the Most
Holy Body and Blood of Christ –
Ex 24:3-8; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16 & 22-26 (Year B)

The Cross is worth its weight not in gold, nor in suffering alone, but in the currency of divine love

Third Sunday of Lent, ex 20:1-17; 1 cor 1:22-25; jn 2:13-25 (year b)