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A celebrated photograph taken by Ernest Brooks during the Battle of Broodseinde on October 4 1917

A peacemaker betrayed

When Pope Benedict XV tried to end the First World War British Catholics shunned him, says Fr Ashley Beck

The faithful attend Mass at St Joseph's Chaldean church in Baghdad (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/02/14

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Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the papal delegate in charge of governing the Legionaries of Christ, leaves after concelebrating a Mass to open the congregation's general chapter in Rome earlier this year (CNS)

Many religious communities must rediscover their sense of unity of purpose

Pope Francis (CNS)

Is there any need for singificant reform of the Sacrament?

Cardinal De Paolis celebrates Mass in the Legion of Christ's headquarters (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/02/14

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Mary Kenny with Catholic Herald chairman Peter Sheppard

In her new autobiography, The Catholic Herald columnist demonstrates her skill for writing about both people and ideas

Pope Francis greets an engaged couple earlier this month (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/02/14

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Archbishop John Myers, right, shares a laugh with Cardinal Dolan (AP)

Everything depends on the character, fidelity and communication skills of the local bishop

Francis greets a child during yesterday's Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/14

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Cardinal-designate Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor arrive for meeting of cardinals in synod hall at Vatican

I am delighted that Vincent Nichols will receive the red hat tomorrow