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Mama Maggie, pictured in ‘Garbage City’ in Cairo: ‘I am very inspired by Mother Teresa, but I am not worthy to wash her feet’

‘Every needy child is your child’

Ed West meets the woman known as ‘the Mother Teresa of Cairo’ for her work with the city’s ‘garbage people’

Mgr Jean-Marie Mpendawatu, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, right, with Fr Federico Lombardi (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/02/11

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

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, left, talks with Mustafa Ceric, head of the Bosnia Islamic Community (Photo: PA)

We weren’t wrong to begin dialogue, but it seems now to have gone as far as it can

A girl walks on top of an army tank in Tahrir Square, Cairo (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

Former rector of pontifical institute says political atmosphere in Egypt feels like the end of the Ottoman Empire

Pope Benedict XVI looks at a white dove that was freed at the end of the Angelus prayer yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/01/11

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

Sheik Ahmad Mohamed el-Tayeb, president of al-Azhar University in Cairo, is flanked by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, at a conference in Washington DC (Photo: CNS)

If there are any ‘moderate Muslims’ around, let’s hear from them

Vatican officials and Muslim scholars at a three-day forum in Rome (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

Boycott by scholars in Egypt comes after Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks about anti-Christian violence

Egypt's ambassador Lamia Aly Hamada Mekhemar presents her credentials to the Pope in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

Vatican foreign minister met the ambassador yesterday hours after she was called back to Cairo