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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

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

Pope John Paul II laughs while speaking with Italian Cardinal Camillo Ruini on board a papal flight in 1991.  (CNS)

As we approach the canonisations of John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, we remember five important aspects of the saints’ lives

Pope Pius XII makes a radio broadcast in 1947 (AP)

Rabbi Dalin thinks that Pope Pius should be declared Righteous among the Nations: it would only be common justice if he were

Poland Auschwitz

Heroic nuns of the Holocaust

Many nuns risked life to save strangers from the Nazis

Mideast Israel Wartime Pope

A new book re-evaluates Pius XII and the Holocaust