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Pope Francis greets Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at Rizal Park, Manila, yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/01/15

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St Francis de Sales

Francis is known for his writing on spiritual formation and is the patron saint of journalists

Remy Cordonnier, the director of the Saint-Omer library, opens a page of the newly discovered Shakespeare's original first folio (CNS)

A First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays found in a French library came from a Catholic college

St John Eudes

French bishops give their backing to effort at plenary meeting in Lourdes

Spent cartridges lie on the ground in Benghazi, Libya (CNS)

Catholic clergy in eastern Libya vowed to continue ministering to local Church members

South Koreans at a Mass for peace and reconciliation in the city of Paju (PA)

The Church is growing fast in South Korea

The Confucian kingdom sought to exterminate Catholics but now the whole country admires the Church

Vatican doctrinal watchdog Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

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Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion

Pope formally declares that Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, a Carmelite nun, lived a life of heroic virtue

A still from the 'Adopt A Priest' video Below: The short film in full

Normandy dioceses respond to falling number of donors

Fr van der Lugt

The murdered priest successfully highlighted the suffering of Syrians in a western media that has grown tired of the conflict