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Jesuit delegates attend the opening Mass of their general congregation on October 2 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/10/16

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Pope Francis (CNS)

At the end of his general audience, Pope Francis begged fighters on both sides to allow civilians to be evacuated

Photo taken Sept. 14, 2016, shows the rubble of destroyed buildings in the Bani Zeid district of Syria's Aleppo. (PA)

Pope Francis condemns bombardment of Aleppo

The Pope decried the assault on Syria at his general audience after another night of heavy bombing in Aleppo

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/09/16

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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

Pope Francis attends an interfaith peace gathering outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Italy (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Peaceful people gather to pray for peace – it won’t sway those in favour of violence

A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo on April 28 (AP)

Cafod is amongst the aid agencies unable to enter the Syrian city because of heavy fighting

The Bulgarian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia (PA)

The Church needs a better response to the Sunni-Shia war and and global poverty

Site of airstrike in Aleppo on July 25 (CNS)

Only 40,000 Christians are left in Aleppo, according to reports

People gather on July 25 at a site hit by airstrikes in a rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria. (CNS)

About 300,000 people are believed to be in East Aleppo. No food or medical aid has been able to reach the rebel-held territory for several weeks