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Pope Francis urged people to be charitable during the Year of Mercy (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

The Pope says that if the jubilee year ‘doesn’t reach our pockets, it’s not a real jubilee’

Pope Francis embraces Rabbi Abraham Skorka (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

New statement says God will save Jewish people even if they do not explicitly believe in Christ

Pope Francis is presented with the Book of Gospels (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/12/15

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

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-SCANDAL Oct. 14, 2015.

Francis encourages young people to read the Bible, sharing his own reading habits in his prologue for the new YoutCat German Bible

Cardinals Thomas Collins of Toronto and Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela, talk as they arrive for a synod session (CNS)

Most of the synod’s 13 working groups have asked for a greater use of Scripture in the synod’s text

A detail from The Crucifixion of St Peter by Caravaggio

The good example set by the two great saints must never be underestimated

Pope Francis reaches for a zucchetto thrown by someone in the crowd as he leaves his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope says there is no such thing as an ‘express marriage’

A page from John's Gospel.

The project, which includes 5,000 illustrations, took 10 years to finish

Pope Francis burns incense in front of a statue of Mary (CNS)

Muslims and Christians are like-minded when it comes to revering Mary

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the synod in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

The concept of gradualism is as old as Christianity itself