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The Vatican Secretary of State arrives for the Mass in Cartagena (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/09/16

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

Pope Francis talks President Joseph Kabila  at the Vatican (AP)

Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

Pope Francis with the relatives of the terrorist atrocity in Nice (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis urged the families to resist the temptation to ‘respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence’

Thousands marched against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Guadalajara earlier this month (CNS)

Francis said he supported the protest ‘in favour of family and life’

Jesuits at the last general congregation in 2008 (CNS)

Jesuits prepare to elect new leader

The Society is holding its first general congregation since 2008

Mourners pay their last respects to Fr Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz at Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz (AP)

Fr Jose Alfredo Lopez Guillen is thought to be the 31st priest killed in the country since 2006

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the Jubilee Mass for catechists (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/09/16

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

Mark Wahlberg (AP)

The actor is teaming up with director David O Russell on a screenplay about Fr Stuart Long’s life

Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating the canonisation Mass of St Teresa of Kolkata (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Medical experts will no longer be paid in cash and a two-thirds majority will be required to approve miracles

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

In a homily the Pope said people who seem perfect may actually be suffering from ‘osteoporosis of the soul’