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Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s widow Natalya at the Gulag history museum in Moscow  (AP)

Behind his roll-call of heroic individuals, The God of the Gulag shows how communism finally died from within

‘Vultures circle overhead’: police guard the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris (PA)

The saints’ answer to terrorism

Martyrs are witnesses to the truths for which they have died; teaching us that beyond our human estimations of value there lies the greater order of Love

The Trevi Fountain in Rome is lit in red during an event to raise awareness of the plight of Christian martyrs (CNS)

The event was sponsored by Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need

Nuns belonging to the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/03/16

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

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope met Patriarch Mathias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church at the Vatican on Monday

A photo of three slain Franciscans is unveiled during the beatification ceremony  (AP)

Two Poles and one Italian were killed by Shining Path guerrillas in 1991

Cardinal Wuerl celebrates Mass in San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica in Rome (AP)

Cardinal Wuerl says politicians, the media and even Christians have remained silent about persecution of the faithful

A member of the public lays flowers at the Armed Forces Memorial during Armistice Day commemorations at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas (Photo: PA)

Countless Catholics suffered greatly for their faith. Here are nine of the most heroic

Pope Francis salutes as he arrives to meet Evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino last year (Photo: AP)

Francis says the communion of martyrs is the ‘greatest sign of our journeying together’

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic at the end of November