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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (AP/Alexander Khitrov)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/03/15

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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in wheelchairs during his general audience (Photo: CNS)

At his general audience Francis says that being old is no time for resting

In 2008, as Cardinal of Buenos Aires, Francis washed the feet of drug addicts  (CNS)

The Holy Father will repeat the symbolic act in Holy Week

Nick Gale read music at Oxford University

Nick Gale spent more than a decade working as Master of the Music at the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St George in Southwark

Jean Vanier (CNS)

Mr Vanier wins £1.1 million award for making ‘an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

Iraqi Christians attend Mass at a church in Baghdad (CNS)

Catholics can ‘become promoters of dialogue through peace, prayer and sharing of burdens’, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri has said

Pope Francis has put his life in God's hands (CNS)

My life is in God’s hands, says Pope

Pope Francis has given an exclusive interview to an Argentine newspaper

Hundreds of thousands of embryos are being destroyed in Britain (PA)

Shocking new figures reveal ‘wanton destruction on an industrial scale’

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/03/15

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

A volunteer holds posters of Archbishop Oscar Romero at a church in San Salvador (CNS)

Italian newspaper reports that date of beatification ceremony for Salvadoran archbishop killed in ‘hatred of the faith’ has been set