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Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/10/13

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

Pope Francis in silhouette during a private audience today (AP)

Pope Francis is sometimes unnerving. But he is after all the Pope, the Vicar of Christ. To some Catholics who claim to defend orthodox belief that means nothing

Mater Hospital in Dublin (Haydn West/PA Wire)

Can the Mater Hospital respect the sanctity of human life while complying with the new abortion law?

Cristina Kirchner shakes hands with Pope Francis in March (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/10/13

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

Pope Francis greets the faithful during this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 09/10/13

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

People walk through the Sultan Ahmed Square in Istanbul (PA)

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey’s imperial past

'We think of Henry VIII and the destruction of the monasteries, but that was not the end of the destruction, it marked the beginning'

A new exhibition at Tate Britain highlights the scale of destruction to artworks in the Tudor period – a staggering amount of books and music were also destroyed

A displaced young woman prays in the makeshift Catholic chapel in Sudan (CNS)

Even western Christians turn a blind eye to the worst persecution of our times

A view of the Brompton Oratory (PA)

Fr Faber was a good man who deserves credit for the pastoral aspects of his priestly life

Fr Paolo Dall'Oglio, pictured in 2008, was kidnapped in July (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/10/13

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