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Archbishop Gänswein with Pope Francis: 'The papal ministry is not the same as before' (AP)

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Members of a far right group line up at a cathedral in Białystok, Poland, in April (AP)

In the 1980s I was a leading member of the racist National Front. Catholicism brought me out of the darkness – it can do the same for Europe

Cartoon by Christian Adams

Why bishops love the EU

The faithful are being nudged towards a ‘Remain’ vote not only by England’s cardinals but also by the Pope. But how many Catholics will take their advice?

Pope Francis visits the European Parliament in Strasbourg in November 2014 (AP)

It seems odd that the Holy Father should so openly take one side in the controversy over European integration

Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos (CNS)

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos signed a joint declaration insisting the world ‘cannot ignore colossal humanitarian crisis’

'Catholics I've met across Europe are overwhelmingly negative about the EU'

Why Catholics can’t agree on Brexit

Without Catholics the European Union might never have existed, but today some see it as a godless superpower that’s past its sell-by date

Archbishop Paul Gallagher addresses the UN General Assembly in October (AP)

Liverpool-born archbishop says Brexit would weaken Europe

Archbishop Paul Gallagher addresses the UN General Assembly in October (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/01/16

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

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Archbishop Peter Smith pictured in the 'Jungle's' make-shift church (Archdiocese of Southwark)

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark joined more than 2,000 people taking part in the ‘Refugees Welcome’ Day of Action