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Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, right, at the 2014 family synod (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/02/16

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

St John Paul II, pictured in 1996 (AP)

That St John Paul II had a friendship with Prof Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka is no shock. Saints often have a genius for friendship

St John Paul II during his 1981 trip to the Philippines (CNS)

Monday’s Panorama programme will focus on St John Paul’s friendship with a Polish-born philosopher

Archbishop Wojciech Polak of Gniezno, Poland, attends a youth meeting in early June in Lednica, Poland  (CNS)

Poland’s Catholic primate said Francis understands ‘pastoral realities’

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

In 2011, an inscription reading 'They were Flammable' and a Nazi swastika are seen on the monument dedicated to Jews in Jedwabne killed by their Polish neighbours in 1941 (AP)

Remembering the heroic Poles who saved Jewish lives, should not blind us to an ugly strain within Polish history

Mgr Krzysztof Charamsa and his partner Eduard, surname not given, pose for a photo as they leave a restaurant after a press conference in Rome (AP)

Doctrinal official says he ‘is happy and proud of his identity’ at press conference in Rome

Young people from Brazil pass on the World Youth Day cross to youths from Poland (CNS)

World Youth Day 2016 will take place next July in Krakow, Poland

Ann Widdecombe: 'We are now faced with an evil which is not going to go away' (PA)

‘We have hesitated too long,’ says Britain’s former prisons minister

Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski

Wesołowski was under house arrest while awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges