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Alleged drug users are arrested with zip ties during a police operation in Quezon City (CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA)

Archbishop Villegas says Filipino virtues are being replaced by ‘cuss words, lies and vulgarity’

Pope Francis, accompanied by young people at World Youth Day in July, where Docat was introduced (AP)

Docat is an entertaining but uncompromising adaption of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for young readers

Graffiti in Beirut: anti-Semitism is rising not only in the Muslim world but also in Europe (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Anti-Semitism is still rife in society – some of it carefully concealed. Catholics must help to fight it

Blessed Mary Elizabeth is a Righteous Among the Nations

Blessed Mary Elizabeth saved the lives of more than 60 people

Lord Weidenfeld

George Weidenfeld says he has a ‘debt to repay’ after Christians helped him reach and settle in Britain in 1938

Pope Francis blesses a child as he leaves a gathering with young people in Piazza Vittorio in Turin (CNS)

The Pope spoke to a group of young people during his two-day visit to Turin

St Francis with the Animals by Lambert de Hondt the Elder and Willem van Herp the Elder

St Francis didn’t think animals were ‘almost’ like us – he loved them because they had come from the hand of God

Sir Martin Gilbert remained serene before the record of history

A friend who told us the truth

Sir Martin Gilbert was granted the greatest gift that a biographer could ask for, a subject truly heroic to write about

A scene from Shades of Truth, featuring Pius XII wearing a yellow Star of David

L’Osservatore Romano says Shades of Truth is ‘naïve’ and lacks credibility

Pope Francis speaks during yesterday's Angelus address (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/02/15

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