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A bust of Pope Pius IX at an exhibition in Florida (PA)

Those who ridicule the Syllabus have clearly never read it – it’s a handy guide to avoiding doctrinal blunders

Pope Francis is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/12/14

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

René Brülhart, the first lay chairman of the Vatican Financial Information Authority (CNS)

In an exclusive article Cardinal George Pell explains his mission to sort out the Vatican’s finances

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI (CNS)

The doomsayers are crushed

It is a testimony to the strength of the Church that most of the faithful have persevered through this era of informal official atheism

The Dreamland site in Margate, Kent (PA)

Margate is worth a Latin Mass

Like Margate, the Church faces difficulties as a result of changes made in the first half of the 1960s

Francis stands next to the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, right, at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (AP)

Francis’s prayer in Blue Mosque recalls Benedict XVI’s famous gesture in 2006

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating the canonisation Mass of six news saints in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis canonised an Indian priest and an Indian Carmelite nun along with four other Italian blesseds

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (CNS)

‘We know there will be a lot of tears,’ says Cardinal Dolan

Benedict XVI attends a meeting of the elderly at the Vatican in September (AP)

Pope Emeritus sends letter to the Friends of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Pope Francis leaves St Peter's Square after the beatification Mass (AP)

Two-week extraordinary synod of bishops ends with beatification Mass