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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

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Pope Francis greets the crowd after praying the Angelus (CNS)

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to say “no’ to violence

Singing from the same hymn sheet: Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Its editorial seems to regard vestments and traditional morality as the main obstacles to progress

The Pope presides at the prayer vigil for Syria (AP)

An estimated 100,000 people attend peace vigil in St Peter’s Square

Anna Romano (Photo: Nick Pisa)

She had written an anguished letter to Francis after her boyfriend demanded she have an abortion

Francis made a powerful appeal for peace last Sunday (AP)

At first, the Pope’s appeals for peace exasperated me. Surely we had passed the point of no return

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia, Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande (Photo: PA)

In a letter Pope Francis asks G20 leaders to give up ‘futile’ idea of military intervention

Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in St Petersburg yesterday (AP)

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