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Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaks at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina (AP)

The Vatican may need to step in and rebuke Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion running mate

A migrant rests in a bus trunk waiting to leave Serbia for Croatia  (AP)

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A shrine in Auriesville, New York, dedicated to three martyred Jesuit missionaries (CNS)

Book review: American Jesuits and the World by John T McGreevy

Francis has reportedly promised to extend the validity of confessions heard by SSPX priests (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/04/16

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The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, where Mother Angelica's funeral will take place (Carol M Highsmith)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/03/16

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

Pope Francis video speaking online to a Salvadoran student in 2014 (CNS)

The monthly messages will feature Francis asking for prayers on various challenges facing the world

Home-based care worker Olipa Mkandawire prays for a man living with AIDS in Matuli, Malawi (CNS)

The bishops of Africa and Madagascar released a statement to mark World AIDS Day on Tuesday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with 300 of his Jesuit confreres at the Church of the Gesu in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

How Francis can save the Jesuits

The world’s largest male religious order is suffering an identity crisis and a decline in vocations. Can the first Jesuit pontiff lead it out of the doldrums?

An Ethiopian church in Lake Tana: African culture has not always repressed women

A translation of ‘the first true biography of an African woman’ challenges lazy assumptions about the continent’s culture

Bishop-designate Paolo Bizzeti (CNS)

Pope Francis’s nomination of Fr Paolo Bizzeti has been announced by the Vatican