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Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, giving a press conference in Rome in October 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Cardinal Nichols said it was just a ‘new step on the pathway of holiness’

Demonstrators stage a beach party outside the French Embassy, in Knightsbridge, London, in protest at the French government's burkini ban (PA)

Are the French authorities right to try and ban it? I confess to being a bit torn on this one

Pope Tawadros II has suspended his weekly public catechesis in Cairo (AP)

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

The Mossack Fonseca law firm, at the The Arango Orillac Building, in Panama City (AP)

The sheer volume of the Panama Papers will not only ensure that this saga will run and run, but it will also provide protection for many of those involved

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/12/15

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

Not a terrible place to visit (AP Photo/Lino Azzopardi)

If you have never been to Malta, you must go

The island hosts the Commonwealth heads of nations soon – but everyone should visit

Author Fiorella de Maria worked in a hospital in Jerusalem during her gap year (PA)

Fiorella de Maria’s We’ll Never Tell Them, set amid the two World Wars, is a perfect read for young people debating their future path in life

Giles Fraser said that we must learn to worship in tents not temples (PA)

The Reformation with its attendant iconoclasm stripped England of much of its numinosity

Oils are prepared for the Chrism Mass in the Diocese of Clifton 

I was struck by all the people, some still to be born, who would experience the anointing with oil over the coming year

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the newly appointed Archbishop of Malta (CNS)

The appointment of Mgr Charles Scicluna as the new Archbishop of Malta is very good news for the Maltese Islands