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'The Pope is austere but not puritanical: a rare combination that explains his popularity' (CNS)

Two new books take very different approaches to analysing Pope Francis

The future Pope holds the hands of an elderly woman and a girl at a Mass in Buenos Aires in 2008 (CNS)

A book that sheds new light on the great mysteries of Pope Francis studies

Vatican doctrinal watchdog Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, second right, arrives for the synod vote (PA)

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Sant'Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi greets the Pope yesterday (AP)

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Members of the jihadist group Islamic State (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/06/14

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Francis stretches to bless a child before today's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 11/06/14

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Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home

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Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for the general audience (AP)

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