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Pope Francis greets Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, last month (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/01/17

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

People in Krakow, Poland, take part in the Three Kings Day Parade  (CNS)

I’m ready to embrace the small and symbolic traditions that I once thought of as archaic

Pope Francis leaves in procession after celebrating Mass marking the feast of the Epiphany in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

On the feast of the Epiphany Francis said the Wise Men were ‘guided by an inner restlessness’

Pope Francis with Imam Tidjani of the Koudoukou mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/01/16

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

The Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli

The spectacle of Three Kings offering their treasures is a crucial example of how we can live faithfully

Pope Francis celebrating Epiphany on January 6 (CNS)

The great Holy Days surrender

By moving a feast day as ancient as the Epiphany to the nearest Sunday, we run the risk of contradicting the message we claim to proclaim

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on the feast of the Epiphany in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope delivers homily during Mass to mark the feast of the Epiphany

Epiphany is celebrated by Bulgaian Christians today (PA)

Weekday Holy Days a rarity in 2015

Change by Bishops’ Conference leaves weekdays empty until Christmas

The Adoration of the Magi in the Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia (Photo: CNS)

The Epiphany of the Lord: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3 & 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 (Year B)

Flowers lie on the railway tracks at Auschwitz (CNS/Kacper Pempel, Reuters)

It is not the heroism of the Holy Innocents that is meant to inspire us but their poverty as they are led to their deaths