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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/01/14

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

By on Monday, 20 January 2014

A rainbow appears over Sacro Cuore Basilica during Pope Francis's visit (AP)

A rainbow appears over Sacro Cuore Basilica during Pope Francis's visit (AP)

Even lorryfuls of sin can be forgiven,” Francis said as he visited Sacro Cuore Basilica in Rome yesterday (John Allen, full video).

The Pope urged migrants and refugees not to “lose hope for a better future” at the Angelus (full text, short video, full video).

The international commission investigating Medjugorje has completed its work, the Vatican has confirmed.

Cécile Feuillatre visits a Catholic church sheltering hundreds of Muslims in the Central African Republic.

Rocco Palmo notes that the world’s second largest Catholic country has been denied a new cardinal “for the fourth consistory running”.

Allen Ellenzweig says a new biopic of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger is “both emotionally rich and intellectually satisfying” (trailer).

And Rome Reports meets a family who took a 13-hour flight in pursuit of a hug from Pope Francis.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.