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The Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula,  co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/11/15

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

Pope Francis salutes as he arrives to meet Evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino last year (Photo: AP)

Francis says the communion of martyrs is the ‘greatest sign of our journeying together’

Pope Francis blows a candle on a birthday cake he was presented by a group of youths of the Catholic Action  (L'Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)

Pope Francis tells Italian children to avoid vengeance

Sir Elton John has praised Pope Francis again (PA)

The musician says the Pontiff has brought the Church ‘into the 21st century’

Workers gather elephant tusks seized in Manila, the Philippines (Photo: CNS)

‘No matter the beauty of a work of art, it cannot justify the slaughter of wildlife,’ say bishops

French historian, literary critic and philosopher of social science René Girard

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/11/15

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

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said Pope Francis's financial reforms were taking effect (AP)

Fr Lombardi says two new books give false impression of ‘a permanent reign of confusion’

Pope Francis (AP)

During his general audience Pope Francis said we shouldn’t end the day without asking forgiveness of eachother

Afghan mother holds her baby as she struggles to disembark raft during a rainstorm in Lesbos, Greece, Oct. 23 (CNS photo/Yannis Behrakis, Reuters) See WASHINGTON-LETTER-REFUGEES Oct. 23, 2015.

The cardinal spoke at a CSAN parliamentary reception this afternoon

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

We need a revolution in ecology, says Cardinal Rodriguez