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Displaced familes flee violence in Iraq (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/10/14

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Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/09/14

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A child hugs Francis at the end of his weekly audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 18/06/14

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Francis will signal his support for the Catholic charismatic movement (AP)

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Pope Francis prays with the Italian bishops yesterday (AP)

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Patriarch Kirill (AP)

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Patriarch Kirill doesn’t want large sections of his flock looking westwards

The Russian Orthodox Church cannot afford to alienate Ukrainians as it bids for primacy within the Orthodox world

Vatican Cardinal Kurt Koch (CNS)

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill says dialogue with Catholics is now ‘essential’

Pope Francis shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a private audience. Below: The pair sit down for talks (CNS and video via Rome Reports )

Peace in the Middle East top of the agenda as Pontiff welcomes Russian President to the Vatican

A gay rights activist  is kicked as he lies on the ground in front of Moscow 
City Hall

A wave of attacks on gay people is sweeping Russia. and local Church leaders, fearful of western influence, are not addressing it