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Pope Francis embraces Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud (AP)

The trip showed Francis’s remarkable persuasiveness is rooted in a gift for friendship

Chris Woodhead, pictured in 2000 (PA)

But we who believe that life is sacred must never ‘pontificate’ to those who don’t share our convictions

"The Pope's Revolution" aired last night on BBC1

Last night’s documentary prioritised entertainment over information

The Law Society has made proposals which would make it possible for Muslims to commission English solicitors to draw up 'Sharia compliant' wills (PA)

Our democracy is built on the fundamental principle that we are one nation and that there is one law for everyone

Medallions of Francis and Benedict XVI at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/02/14

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

Peter Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu in the BBC's new series The Musketeers

The cardinal wasn’t a saint but he doesn’t deserve to be vilified

Pope Francis at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/12/13

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

A scene from Of Gods and Men (CNS)

A timely moment to see Of Gods and Men

in the light of the taking of 12 nuns in Syria, Xavier Beauvois’ film about the assassination of Tibhirine is more powerful than ever

Simon Reeve

His new BBC series resists the contemporary habit of dismissing everything religious as either valueless or meaningless

Canon John Redford

Remembering the gracious priest who worked at the Maryvale Institute for many years