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Pope Francis meets a child in St Peter's Square (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/09/13

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

Pope Francis (AP)

The Holy Father has prompted millions to re-examine their prejudices about the Church

Pope Francis wrote an open letter to La Repubblica (AP)

Francis responds to Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Italian newspaper, La Repubblica

Pope Francis led a vigil to pray for peace in Syria in St Peter's Square last weekend (CNS)

We must demand that our moralising, ineffectual political leaders take action

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (Mazur)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals Pope was keen to “assert his respect for the Queen”

Pope Francis's document 'take everything from the synod on new evangelisation and puts it in a wider framework' (PA)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 11/09/13

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

Archbishop Francis A Chullikatt, Vatican nuncio to the United Nations, celebrates a Mass for a peace in Syria at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York (CNS)

Archbishop Francis A Chullikatt urges a “cessation, not an escalation of violence” in war-torn country

Fr Ray Blake appraisal of his work with the poor has upset the consciences of those who have not let the needy near them (CNS)

If Fr Ray stops blogging, it will be a victory for the worst kind of censorship

Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's newly appointed secretary of state (CNS)

Archbishop Pietro Parolin says Pope Francis has created “diplomatic momentum”

Pope Francis (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/09/13

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