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Topic: Benedict XVI

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/04/14

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John Paul II: Things I have to thank him for

Ahead of his canonisation, it is a timely moment to reflect on how Blessed John Paul has inspired us

What if Francis had been pope in 2005?

The then-Cardinal Bergoglio reportedly came second in the 2005 conclave and is said to have been relieved he wasn’t elected on that occasion

The academic who read The God Delusion then turned to God

Judith Babarsky read Richard Dawkins’ book and Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth before converting to Catholicism

Now the voice of Leo XIII is just a click away

The Vatican’s ‘Voices of the popes’ audio archive is a reason for rejoicing

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/03/14

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Pope Francis’s election

Vatican Television releases never-before-seen footage of Pope Francis on the day he was elected

Pope Francis is sending us all out on a joyful mission

We are each called to spend time on our neighbours, drawing our strength from prayer

A pastoral Pope alone cannot deliver change and renewal

Pastoral bishops and priests must help the Pope if his desired changes are to be achieved

Francis has shown us the human face of holiness in his first year

Radiating an absorption in the Gospel with unabashed simplicity is the Pope’s gift