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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith with Pope Francis in Rome in February (CNS/Paul Haring)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/12/14

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

Women gather at a chapel in a camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in August (CNS)

Warning comes 25 years after Catholicism was re-legalised in the country

A screenshot of the video appeal

Bishop Egan of Portsmouth issues video message urging Catholics to ‘come home for Christmas’

The Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in El Cobre, Cuba (Photo: CNS)

Pope hails ‘noble’ task of diplomacy in address to new ambassadors

Concepta Wood and Mary Doogan with Paul Tully and John Smeaton of SPUC outside the Supreme Court (Photo: SPUC)

Neil Addison says Supreme Court decision limiting conscientious objection is ‘not a good result for nurses or freedom’

A priest blesses mass graves of victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/12/14

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

The surgery ward in a hospital in Bor, South Sudan (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop says a year-long war has led to a ‘miserable situation’ and badly damaged the country’s infrastructure

Cardinal Dolan (CNS)

Cardinal Dolan told fellow bishops that ‘reforms are necessary’ but that the group’s leader would not co-operate

Pope Francis and Barack Obama talked about Cuba during their meeting at the Vatican in March (Photo: CNS)

One meeting between US and Cuban officials was held at the Vatican

People dance the tango in St Peter's Square to celebrate Pope Francis's  birthday (PA)

Pope Francis is 78 years old today