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Pope Francis presents Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland with the pallium on June 29 2013 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/01/15

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Candles burn by a memorial plaque at the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland (PA)

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz preached yesterday at Auschwitz’s Centre for Dialogue and Prayer

Les Buissonnets, the childhood home of Léonie Martin and St Thérèse in Lisieux

Léonie Martin had a troubled childhood and was almost forgotten after her death

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience this morning (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pontiff urges fathers to ‘waste time’ playing with their offspring in his general audience address

Pope Francis phoned the Spanish abuse victim in November to apologise on behalf of the Church (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/01/15

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

Diego Neria Lejárraga wrote to Francis after being rejected by his parish, according to Spanish paper

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis’s message to the faithful released by the Vatican today

Sarah Teather MP (CNS)

The Liberal Democrat MP is stepping down from Parliament in May

Fr Richard McBrien (CNS)

The prolific academic and author has passed away at the age of 78

Smoke billows from a truck during a protest  against Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou's attendance at the Paris rally for Charlie Hebdo (CNS)

‘We’re still trying to understand the savagery which erupted here,’ says Archbishop Michel Cartateguy