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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle talks to media in Manila about the papal visit (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/01/15

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

An Iraqi Christian child who fled from violence in Iraq lies on a bed in Jordan (CNS)

A Catholic official warned that funding will soon run out to feed and house thousands of Iraqi Christians

The lights on the Cologne cathedral go out during Monday's Pegida rally (PA)

Monday’s marches are the latest in a series of demonstrations organised by protest group Pegida

Cologne Cathedral will dim its floodlights on Monday night (AP/Martin Meissner)

Cathedral dean says he wants to make marchers ‘stop and think’

A car drives past the residence of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and the Catholic cathedral in Limburg (CNS)

Why the German Church is rich and arrogant

Billions of euros pour into the German hierarchy’s coffers every year thanks to the church tax. Hardly anyone goes to Mass, but it means the bishops can bully Rome

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who resigned this year (CNS)

The German Church is superbly organised, but its coercive tax is weakening the Catholic faith

After beating Roma 7-1 in a Champions League match, players from Bayern Munich visited Pope Francis at the Vatican

Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/09/14

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

Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives for a meeting with altar servers in St Peter's Square on Tuesday Below: Pope Francis holds hands with youths during the meeting (CNS)

Pope Francis speaks German to thousands of young pilgrims in St Peter’s Square

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Catholic Church invited to join commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation