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Parishes must make evangelisation of the poor a priority, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full video).

The Eucharist calls us to fight a “third world war” against poverty, Cardinal Charles Bo has said at the opening Mass of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City.

Tens of thousands of people joined the March for Life in Washington DC on Friday despite blizzard conditions.

The Pope will visit Colombia in 2017, the country’s bishops have announced on their website.

Catholics must pray for jihadists because “there certainly is among them some future St Paul”, spiritual writer Fr Jacques Philippe has said.

John Allen declares Blessed John Henry Newman Catholicism’s “patron saint of relevance”.

And Fr Gabriel Tooma describes how he is saving precious manuscripts and relics from destruction by ISIS.

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