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Jimmy Carter wrote to Francis about women's status in the Church (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/03/14

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

Nelson Mandela (PA)

Comparing Mandela to Jesus is absurd

Even the very greatest saints in the Christian calendar, like Francis of Assisi, are only “Christ-like” insofar as they have come to reflect their divine Master

A page showing President Reagan's edits to his 'Evil Empire' speech (AP)

It was the détente policy dismantled by President Reagan which had placed us in danger: rearmament and confrontation which made us safe

Cannabis sativa, marihuana, hemp, plant

The prime minister has abandoned his previous attitude to drug policy. Does power do this to people?