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Francis tries to keep warm at the general audience this morning (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 27/11/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

U.S. President Barack Obama wears a gift from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (CNS)

In his apostolic exhortation the Pontiff is also brave to suggest that Islam has its origins in Christianity

"Describing the Al-Madinah free school as a 'faith school' is a way of not calling it a “Muslim school”' (PA)

The political elite uses the word ‘faith’ to control, minimise and demonise us

Australia captain Michael Clarke confronts England's James Anderson during the closing stages at The Gabba (PA)

The Australian captain told one English player to ‘get ready for a broken arm’. Is this really what the Ashes is all about now?

Pope Francis (AP)

Key points from the Pontiff’s apostolic exhortation

Pope Francis handed out copies of his major new document in St Peter's Square on Sunday (PA). Below: Pope Francis handing out the document in St Peter's Square (Video via RomeReports)

During his electrifying pontificate Francis has shown what it means to be an evangeliser

Pope Francis (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/11/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

We must think of new ways to build homes without resorting to hideous urban sprawl

The relics of St Peter on the altar in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

Every day we witness the fruits of St Peter’s extraordinary labour

Commitment is difficult but rewarding

A new booklet on the decline of marriage should concern us