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Coptic Pope Tawadros II, with Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in January (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/08/16

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Pope Francis hears a confession in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/03/16

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

A special edition of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly paper,  released last week

L’Osservatore Romano is right to protest when Charlie Hebdo blames God for the carnage of last year

A man takes a copy of the latest edition of French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo (Photo: CNS)

‘Every suspicious glance at religions injures believers,’ say the country’s bishops

A Katyń memorial: a priest was sent to the area to give the dead a Christian burial (AP)

A priest views the Second World War as ‘a holy war fought for multiple and mixed motives’

Lord Patten foresees ‘opposition and resistance’ to his blueprint for reform (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Fresh from a tough stint at the BBC, Lord Patten was asked to help overhaul another media operation crying out for change – the Vatican’s. He seems haunted by the possibility of failure

Votes are cast in Friday's referendum (PA)

L’Osservatore Romano responds to Ireland’s vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candlelit vigil at the shrine in Portugal (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

“There is no fourth secret and there are no other hidden secrets,” says Cardinal Amato

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki oversaw the committee that drew up the German bishops' new labour law (AP)

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Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (AP)

Cardinal Gerhard Müller says bishops ‘have the obligation to prevent’ abuse