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Jafar Panahi in Taxi Tehran: excoriating Iran’s disgraceful theocracy

The latest film by celebrated Iranian director Jafar Panahi was one of the highlights of the London Film Festival

A Katyń memorial: a priest was sent to the area to give the dead a Christian burial (AP)

A priest views the Second World War as ‘a holy war fought for multiple and mixed motives’

St John Bosco said that prayer before the Blessed Sacrament was crucial in the fight against temptation (CNS)

Francis Phillips reviews Manual for Spiritual Warfare by Paul Thigpen

The entrance to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Cardinal Dziwisz says Polish bishops hope Pope will visit death camp during next year’s World Youth Day

St Francis with the Animals by Lambert de Hondt the Elder and Willem van Herp the Elder

St Francis didn’t think animals were ‘almost’ like us – he loved them because they had come from the hand of God

A flag bearing the name of Krakow at the last World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Just 16 months to go to celebration as Vatican delegation approves programme

Candles burn by a memorial plaque at the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland (PA)

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz preached yesterday at Auschwitz’s Centre for Dialogue and Prayer

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