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Dr Martin Salia, the U.S. surgeon originally from Sierra Leone, died yesterday (CNS photo courtesy Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service)

Dr Salia is sixth doctor in Sierra Leone to lay down his life treating the sick

A protester denounces  violence against journalists in Honduras (Photo: CNS)

Jesuit has refused police protection because most police are linked to organised crime

Archbishop-elect Blase Cupich knocks on the doors of Holy Name Cathedral (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/11/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Religious leaders including Lord Sacks and Cardinal Müller at the Vatican conference on marriage

Religious leaders from all over the world paused to pray in wake of synagogue attack

Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds (©Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop McMahon preached the homily at Mgr Stock’s ordination

Pope Francis  (AP)

Pope spoke to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors

Soldiers hit an anti-government protester with a stick in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, last month (CNS)

‘Canon Law rules out the exercise of temporal power, and it’s never right for a priest to hold it’, says spokesman

Pope Francis embraces Filipino leader Cardinal Tagle last November (CNS)

Cardinal Tagle said the Pope’s visit would be a blessing for the poor

Pope Francis kisses an infant as he makes his way to Copacabana beach for the World Youth Day Way. Catholicism is losing ground across the region (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Large numbers adopting evaneglical Protestantism or leaving religion

Pope Francis (CNS)

Speech delivered this morning at the conference on the ‘Complementarity of Man and Woman’