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Full text of the Pope's homily

This was the homily the Pope delivered at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow today:

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The St Helens hooker tells Dave Hadfield how he hopes to set up a perfect farewell at Wembley with a win over Leeds today

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Requiem in Blue is an ambitious, multi-disciplinary work in tribute to the composer's late brother, featuring sections of the Latin Mass in alliance with folk and jazz elements: in the opening "Introit & Kyrie", for example, Natacha Atlas's rendition of "Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair" presages the Latin text.

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British nuns who saved wartime Jews on path to sainthood

Tucked away on a side street on the east bank of the Tiber, the Casa di Santa Brigidia guesthouse has specialised in welcoming weary travellers for much of the past century.

Album: Bach, Mass in B Minor/Capella Amsterdam (Glossa)

A slightly limp first Kyrie from Capella Amsterdam's tenors, a curdled counter-tenor soloist and an unsettled tempo in Et in terra pax shouldn't put you off Franz Brüggen's live recording of the B Minor Mass.

Spinning in his grave? Fury at glitzy new tomb for revered saint

After months on the defensive, a scandal-ridden Catholic Church has decided to counter-attack by wheeling out two of its big guns.

Saints are still flying thanks to volcanic Ashton

Northampton Saints 38 Gloucester 23

The Return of Captain John Emmett, By Elizabeth Speller

During the First World War, 346 British soldiers were shot, mostly for cowardice or desertion, but only three were officers. Elizabeth Speller's absorbing first novel deals with the way that a single tragic execution poisons and distorts the lives of survivors in the aftermath of war.

Potter warns Saints against taking Quins for granted

St Helens' coach, Mick Potter, has warned his players not to take Harlequins lightly this afternoon, despite them being rooted to the foot of the Super League table.

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