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Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/12/17

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

The saint’s biographer talks about the pontiff’s deep spiritual life and its impact on the Church

Mgr Mauro Longhi said the former pontiff foresaw a ‘mortal wound’ to the Church in the third millennium

A selection of memorable quotations by the Polish pope

The cardinal was known as ‘Baltimore’ by St John Paul II, according to his priest-secretary

Fr John Thompson once drove an ambulance from Liverpool to Ethiopia, stopping in Rome for the Pope to bless it

The Jewish recipient of a Papal knighthood will be remembered for his work in promoting interfaith dialogue

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The Vatican has recognised a second miracle attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa preached during the inauguarion of the Tenth General Synod in Westminster Abbey