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Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/02/15

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

A procession led by Bishop Michael Campbell to the Ladyewell Shrine  (Ladyewell Shrine archives)

St Mary’s, Fernyhalgh and the Ladyewell Shrine will be run by two priests from the Institute of the Holy Family Fathers and Brothers of the Youth

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said that military intervention was the only viable option for combating the Islamists

Iraqi Christians attend Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on the 
first Christmas after the massacre of worshippers  (AP)

The war that no one wants to talk about

Unless we act quickly, Islamism will ensure that the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia are Christian-free within a generation

Archbishop Kaigama (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called on the international community to help stop the Islamist advance in Nigeria

Pope Francis (PA)

Pope Francis also called on Muslim leaders and other religious officials to condemn terrorism in speech

Pope Francis (AP)

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace

Pope Francis appears for his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas Day (AP/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pontiff prays for children ‘abused and exploited under our eyes’ in Urbi et Orbi message

A previous Boko Haram bombing, this one in Madalla (CNS)

Churches will now be protected by barricades and metal detectors

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster alongside Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe at the conference (CNS)

Pope Francis sends message to London human trafficking conference