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François Fillon is outspoken about his Catholicism (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/01/17

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

Pope Francis: 'It is unacceptable that so many innocent people … must pay the price for this conflict' (AP)

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

Pope Francis in Krakow, at the conclusion of his five-day in Poland last month. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

The role of the traditional parish church fiercely defended by Pope Francis

Cardinal Jose Lacunza Maestrojuan of David said that the event would bring the young together (CNS)

Cardinal Jose Lacunza Maestrojuan said the country would give World Youth Day 2019 a distinctive flavour

Nuns gather at World youth Day 2016 (All pics by Daisy Powles)

We must believe ‘in a new humanity’ and stand against extremism on one side and relativism on the other

World Youth Day pilgrims pray as Pope Francis leads benediction during Saturday's prayer vigil (CNS)

The Italian bishops’ conference advised all pilgrims who visited or attended events at its Casa Italia centre to see a doctor

Polish Cardinal Franciszek Macharski (AP)

Polish cardinal dies aged 89

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski became Archbishop of Kraków after the election of Pope John Paul II

Nuns wait for the start of a vigil held by Pope Francis at Campus Misericordiae in Brzegi, Poland (AP)

Visits to World Youth Day and Lourdes remind us that the Church belongs to the poor, not the rich

Young adults carry the cross during Stations of the Cross at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington  (CNS)

Kraków in the Capital was celebrated on the campus of The Catholic University of America

Pope Francis jokes with a young boy wearing a Lionel Messi shirt (AP)

Pope Francis told young Catholics that his compatriot is the greatest footballer of all time