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Cardinal Wilfrid Napier: 'Let’s be positive, first and foremost' (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/02/15

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Benedict XVI sits with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone while on holiday in Les Combes in the Alps. The picture was taken during Benedict XVI's pontificate (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal also defends ‘lavish’ 80th birthday dinner, saying there were no truffles

Cologne: richer than Rome  (PA)

Cologne diocese published its 2013 accounts yesterday, showing that it has assets of €3.35 billion

Melkite Patriarch Gregoire III Laham (CNS)

Patriarch Laham says the Middle East is suffering a ‘Way of the Cross’ in Lenten message

Pope Francis celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at  Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Francis says crying will make Lenten journey ‘more authentic and without hypocrisy’

Cologne Cathedral, Germany's most visited sight (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/02/15

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Pope Francis kisses a baby during this week's audience (CNS)

Francis gives message ahead of World Youth Day

MPS have proposed new sex education guidelines (PA)

Catholic Education Service backs call for schools to regularly consult parents on sex education programmes

Cardinal George Allencherry and Narendra Modi in New Delhi yesterday (AP/Saurabh Das)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/02/15

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Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, holds a picture of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang of Yixian outside a government building in Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church