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Pope Pius XII, pictured in 1943, preparing to give a radio address (CNS)

Now the ‘Hitler’s Pope’ calumny has been so comprehensively discredited, there is no reason for Pope Pius’s cause to be obstructed any longer

Pope Francis is greeted by priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS)

Pope Francis offers words of encouragement to diocesan priests in Rome

Pope Francis addresses clergy at the Basilica of St John Lateran yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/09/13

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Pope Francis speaks to the media aboard the papal flight from Rio de Janeiro

Sooner or later, Pope Francis will make a statement that the media decides is not ‘nice’ at all

Mgr Dario Edoardo Vigano (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Dario Viganò claims Francis told him it was a ‘good thing’ the media didn’t report on all his calls

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

Of course clerical celibacy isn’t a dogma; and Archbishop Parolin thinks that the Church is collegial when the Pope listens first and then decides

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

Francis says in his homily that people who criticise others lack ‘the courage to look at their own defects’

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will also venerate the icon of Our Lady of Bonaria during the trip next Sunday

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/09/13

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Pope Francis (AP)

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