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Pope Francis using the iPad to sign up for world Youth Day (PA)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place in Krakow next July

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (PA)

Umberto Eco famously declared that Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. That analogy can also be applied to the two social media giants shaping the 21st century

Fr Lucie-Smith describes Facebook users as a congregation (PA)

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith’s theory on social media’s religious divide is expressed in this week’s Catholic Herald

Benedict XVI is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/11/11

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

For atheists, death is the only point of life – that is Christianity’s great selling point

While we should, like Steve Jobs, live every day like it was our last, we should never allow our lives to be defined by this ‘one appalling fact’

Dr Rowan Williams meets President Mugabe (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/10/11

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

Steve Jobs: 'Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life' (Photo: PA)

Jesuit editor says Apple founder saw life ‘not only in terms of little daily things, but had a vision in front of him’

A capsule containing blood from Blessed John Paul II is displayed for veneration at the apostolic nunciature in Mexico City (CNS photo/Carlos Jasso, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/08/11

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