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The new appointments shift the College of Cardinals' centre of gravity (AP)

The new cardinals reflect Pope Francis’s vision of the universal Church

Bishop Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes, Haiti, one of two Caribbeans to be given a red hat next month (Photo: CNS)

The faithful of Burkina Faso will be celebrating

Pope Francis holds a baby's hand in the Sistine Chapel yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/01/14

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

Welfare reform and the cumulative impact of cuts have led to an increase in homelessness (Photo: PA)

Government policies are putting the very fabric of our society at risk, argues Cathy Corcoran

A protester demonstrates outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland (PA)

It is important to be alive to the cultural implications of living in an age of widespread abortion

Former archbishop Józef Wesołowski pictured in Santo Domingo in 2009 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/01/14

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At the end of this month a court in Florence will reach its verdict on the acquittal of Amanda Knox and Rafaele Sollecito (PA)

They are victims of the Italian obsession with conspiracy theories

A church in Syria destroyed in the fighting. Over 1,000 Christians there were killed for their faith last year (AP)

We need to publicise attacks on Christians until our politicians can no longer ignore them

The Church refused give Edith Piaf a Catholic funeral in 1963 (PA)

By refusing a Catholic funeral to a mafioso one is making a powerful point about the sinful nature of the mafia itself

Cardinal De Paolis celebrates Mass at the Legion of Christ headquarters (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/01/14

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