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Cardinal Parolin announced that the Vatican would not be hiring and over-time was banned (CNS)

Fr Federico Lombardi is trying to allay fears about redundancies as best he can

New Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham Fr Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Is Fr Robert Byrne’s appointment a sign of things to come? How many more orthodox bishops can we now expect?

Cardinal O'Malley: 'Church will not change teaching on indissolubility' (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/03/14

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Pope Francis arrives for his general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 19/03/14

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Abuse survivor Dawn Eden

Dawn Eden, an American survivor of sexual abuse brings hope to others

Francis and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner exchange gifts at the Vatican (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/03/14

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Thousands gather of Dublins O'Connell Street for this years St Patricks day parade (PA)

Hail, glorious St Patrick!

But beware the dangerous new tradition that paints 20th century Ireland as a grim theocracy

Mgr Tomas Halik speaks during a news conference after being awarded the 2014 Templeton Prize

Like John Paul II, he was ordained in secret and lived and worked under Communism for many years

'Tony Benn was certainly a content-rich politician, in contrast to the content-lite politicians who created New Labour' (PA)

If a society is to flourish then the secular arena must make room for religious viewpoints

Francis celebrates Mass at Santa Maria dell' Orazione parish in Rome (AP)

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