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Islamic State fighters in Fallujah (AP)

Mosul, Iraq’s second city, is now free of Christians for the first time in 1,800 years

Members of the jihadist group Islamic State (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/06/14

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'The pill seems to be the medically miraculous answer to the fear of an unwanted baby' (PA)

And this confusion is rooted in the arrival of the Pill in the early 1960s

Francis stretches to bless a child before today's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 11/06/14

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Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Monday (PA)

What is evident in the Birmingham schools debate is a growing intolerance of the idea of educating children in faith

Pope Francis's tweet supporting the global summit in London

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The article on celibacy was written by an anonymous contributor

But why does an author hailing ‘life without sex’ on the paper’s website need to remain anonymous?

Georges Bernanos, author of Diary of a Country Priest

Bernanos’s novel shows life as a battle between hope and despair

The Pope with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas  (PA)

Pope Francis’s initiative may not work immediately but it is an important first step

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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