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Benedict XVI with Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, left, and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Gänswein says the Pope Emeritus is certain it was the right thing to do

A portrait of St John Ogilvie by Peter Howson. The painting is in Glasgow's Catholic cathedral

St John Ogilvie was hanged in 1615 for celebrating Mass

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope spoke about the importance of family during his general audience

Fr Pepper: 'You meet people in the street and people driving by put their fists up' (Photo: PA)

In a video Fr Pepper warns his opponent of his impending doom

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis addresses College of Cardinals ahead of closed session in the synod hall

Pope Francis appeared to urge the bishops not to be drawn too deeply into politics (Photo: CNS)

The Pope offered prayers for the victims of a fatal Mediterranean crossing in early February

A proposal to consolidate several Curial offices into two large groups has emerged (CNS)

Proposals for changes to structure of the Curia emerging at the Vatican

A still from the film (Photo: CNS)

American bishops ask priests to promote ‘the beauty of God’s design for loving relationships’

A slow shutter speed photo of a consistory of cardinals at the Vatican (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/02/15

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

Children attending Catholic schools in Swansea face having to pay for transport from September (PA)

Policy would deny free school transport to children attending Catholic schools from September