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Francis greet Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro last  June (CNS)

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Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary Below: Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd

John Michael McDonagh has found his very own De Niro in Brendan Gleeson

Cardinal Pietro Parolin was Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela in 2009–2013 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/04/14

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Fr van der Lugt speaking to a family in Homs in January. He was murdered on Monday (CNS)

The West is caught up with trivial concerns while minorities abroad are driven to extinction

Pope Francis at this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 09/04/14

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Maria Miller who resigned as Culture Secretary earlier today

Politicians must remember their primary role is to serve the public, not cling to power

Richard Dawkins (PA)

Judith Babarsky read Richard Dawkins’ book and Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth before converting to Catholicism

People attend a Courtyard of the Gentiles gathering in the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (CNS)

Promoting dialogue between believers and non-believers will enrich our national conversation

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets Pope Francis yesterday (AP)

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Fr van der Lugt

The murdered priest successfully highlighted the suffering of Syrians in a western media that has grown tired of the conflict