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Cardinal Kasper speaks to a journalist at his home in Rome (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/09/14

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

The Pope with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas  (PA)

Pope Francis’s initiative may not work immediately but it is an important first step

Pope Francis met members of Rome's Jewish community on Friday (AP)

Holy Father reflects on Holocaust in message to Rome’s Jewish community

Daniel Pelka (PA)

For the sake of a quiet life how often are we prepared to let things pass that we know to be wrong?

POPE WALKS NEAR RELICS OF ST. BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS DURING MASS AT VATICAN

It is indicative both of his love for Our Lady and an acknowledgement of his own growing weakness

Germany Holocaust

The Shoah is hinted at in inhumanity all around us

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It is in light of the Holocaust that European civilisation must be rebuilt

An icon of evil seared into the public consciousness AP Photo

Why I’m glad I saw Auschwitz

There are some things that are simply evil in themselves, and never to be justified

Part of the display about Pope Pius XII at Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial (AP photo)

The changes at Yad Vashem show that the black legend against the wartime pontiff is on the way out