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Painters work on a papal portrait on the side of a New York City office building (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/09/15

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

Men carry small statue of St. Alphonsa through streets of Floral Park [CNS]

After the Mass and procession, attendees were able to venerate first-class relics of the saint and sample Indian fare

A mine in Brazil (CNS photo/EPA)

Firms must ‘adopt behaviour inspired by the fact that we are all part of one human family’

Bishop William Nolan at his installation in Galloway (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Bishop of Galloway says priests seek to ‘bring God to a country where so many do not know him’

Sister Nirmala, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, stands in front of a portrait of Mother Teresa at the headquarters of the order in Calcutta (AP)

Sister Nirmala Joshi led the Missionaries of Charity from 1997 to 2009

A sterilisation ward in Chhattisgarh. Four million Indian women are sterilised each year (AP)

First it was eugenics – now, under the guise of environmentalism, governments across the world are trying to force the poor and ‘culturally backward’ not to breed

Cardinal Telesphore Toppo speaks with nuns at the Vatican (CNS)

Cardinal Telesphore Toppo was threatened earlier this month

A woman mourns the death of her granddaughter in the earthquake in Nepal (CNS)

Shelter, water and sanitation top priorities as aid agencies try to help survivors of Saturday’s earthquake

The Syro-Malabar community in England is growing (CNS)

Two newly established Personal Parishes are thought to be the first for Syro-Malabar Catholics in Europe

A student tapes her mouth shut during a  candlelight vigil for the elderly nun attacked last week (CNS)

The attack took place after a group of masked men broke into the Jesus and Mary Congregation convent on Friday night