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Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama gives aid to internally displaced people in Jos, Nigeria (CNS photo/ EPA)

Recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen have left hundreds of people dead

An Iraqi soldier stands guard during Christmas celebrations at a church east of Mosul (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/01/17

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

Christmas decorations and a small tree frame the Emanuel AME Church after the 2016 federal trial of Dylann Roof (CNS photo/Randall Hill, Reuters)

Bishop Guglielmone asked people to pray for the victims and for Roof’s own conversion

Pope Francis: 'We join in the pain of the victims and weep for this sin' (AP)

At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis warned against man-made idols that only provide fleeting comforts

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (AP)

The Archbishop of Westminster also praised Catholics who have taken part in the community sponsorship scheme

Documents which are more than 200 years old will soon be available online (CNS)

Thousands of records dating back to 1789 will be available to view online

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (AP)

The Philippines is the only Asia-Pacific country where the rate of teen pregnancies rose over the last two decades

John Edward Critien of the Knights of Malta is pictured at the order's headquarters in Rome in 2015 (CNS)

The order has denied the legality of the Vatican probe

Louise Casey said Catholic schools could not teach "homophobia" (PA)

During a parliamentary hearing, Dame Louise Casey criticised Catholic schools who oppose marriage redefinition

Melissa Ohden, founder of Abortion Survivors Network  (CNS photo/courtesy Melissa Ohden)

Melissa Ohden was delivered during a saline infusion abortion and founded the Abortion Survivors Network