Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Regina Caeli, End of Marian Month & Cyprus Trip

End of Marian Month:

Pope Benedict XVI smiles to a child at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens at the end of the celebration of a mass for the closing of the Marian month on May 31, 2010. (Daylife-Getty Images)

Pictures courtesy of Daylife

Trinity Sunday:

Regina Caeli:

Cyprus Trip:

Irish Clerical Abuse Investigation:

Pope's June Papal Intentions:

German Abuse Investigation:

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