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Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives for the general audience (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/03/15

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

St Benet's was the last single-sex undergraduate body in Oxford University

The Benedictine institution at Oxford University has acquired a second site, currently run by the Society of the Sacred Heart

Archbishop Peter Smith (Mazur)

Archbishop of Southwark concerned by findings in new report by equality body

A Syrian girl looks out from a UNICEF tent in an informal settlement near Amman, Jordan (CNS)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said that young people in the region are suffering ‘the brutal consequences of war’

Anti-government protestors gather in Kinshasa, in Democratic Republic of Congo (PA)

In February Fr Jean-Paul Kakule was killed by a hail of bullets from a machine gun

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (CNS)

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said that families deserve to be held up and supported in their daily lives

Women mourn loved ones who died in a Boko Haram church bombing in 2012 (CNS)

In a letter to the bishops of Nigeria, Francis says he prays for the country every day

Pakistani protesters throw rocks during clashes with police (PA)

14 people were killed and more than 70 were injured in suicide bombings in Lahore on Sunday

Cardinal Tagle said "every situation for those who are divorced and remarried is quite unique" (CNS)

Cardinal Tagle was speaking at the Flame 2 Youth Congress earlier this month

Christian Iraqi women pray during a Mass at the Maronite Catholic Cathedral of the Resurrection in Rabieh, east of Beirut (CNS)

Maronite Catholic bishops issue statement following a special synod held last week