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Sultan Murad III, the Ottoman Emperor from 1574 to 1595, and Queen Elizabeth I

Sixteenth-century England did have links with the Ottoman Empire. But let’s not overstate their importance

Pilgrims attend the Opening Mass at World Youth Day in Kraków
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/07/16

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"'I meet so many young people like you,' the priest told me, 'and it makes me terrified for the future of our Church'" (Illustration: Christian Adams)

You might think that progressives would be rejoicing under the current pontificate. Instead, they are fretting about the future

Pope Francis's shoes among hundreds of pairs of shoes in the Place de la République in Paris (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/11/15

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Pope Francis reaches out to Catholic pupil Omodelei Ojo in New York last month (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/10/15

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Ross Douthat is a columnist for the New York Times (AP)

The journalist can draw solace from St Bernadette, who refused to stay silent in the face of opposition

A Cuban flag is held aloft behind Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (CNS)

President Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro and the Vatican have all called for a lifting of the embargo

Pope Francis is shown a dog by members of the Italian Federation of Canine Sports (PA/L'Osservatore Romano)

Commentators have shed doubt on the accuracy of a New York Times report

Cardinal DiNardo and Archbishop Kurtz share a light moment at the US bishops' plenary meeting (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/11/14

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Fr Benedict Groeschel appears on EWTN (CNS)

Founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal dies aged 81