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Cardinal Nichols at the Red Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Diocese of Westminster Flickr photostream)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/10/15

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

Wales players celebrate their 25-28 win on Saturday (Photo: PA)

Priest’s celebration during Mass the next day makes headlines

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, right, walks with Imam Oumar Kobine Layama (Photo: CNS)

Clashes in Bangui have left dozens dead, according to the UN

A mineworker in Chudja, Congo, handles a piece of gold (Photo: CNS)

Extraction of minerals for mobiles and laptops still leading to abuses, say bishops

Pope Francis replied to the boy's letter saying he would join him in prayer (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Francis says he will accompany the children’s pilgrimage with prayer

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno pictured at the observatory in Rome (CNS)

NASA scientists have confirmed that liquid water flows, at least during the summer months, on the surface of Mars

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly general audience (CNS)

The Pope reviewed his papal visit to Cuba and the US during his general audience in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis (PA)

The Pope wants to invite a deeper reflection on the link between communication and mercy

Protestors gather outside of Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson, before the execution of Kelly Gissendaner. (PA)

Kelly Gissendaner was killed by lethal injection yesterday

The 'Global Network of Rainbow Catholics' will be launched before the synod begins this Sunday (AP)

Appeal comes in briefing paper sent to English bishops attending family synod