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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe sits in Strasbourg, eastern France (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/01/16

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

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a news conference in Tehran (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/01/16

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

Pope Francis gives a gift to Rev Jens-Martin Kruse during a visit to Christuskirche, a parish of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Rome in November 2015 (CNS)

Francis will visit the city of Lund in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration to mark the anniversary of the start of the Reformation

Pope Francis is greeted during a meeting with members of the Lutheran World Federation at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

Joint prayer with Lutherans prepared in advance of the 500th anniversary of the Ninety-Five Theses

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/12/15

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

Martin Luther as an Augustinian monk. He began the Reformation almost five centuries ago

The Protestant revolution was marked by iconoclasm and the abolition of many spiritual practices. So how do we mark it without offending fellow Christians?

Father Raniero Cantalamessa urged Christians not to remain "prisoners of the past" (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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

Thomas Cromwell depicted in Wolf Hall: his monastery closures cut off charitable lifelines

If the English Reformation had never happened our cathedrals would blaze with colour, our monasteries would house the homeless and our nation would be less gloomy

The banners of new Ss John Paul II and John XXIII hang from the facade of St Peter's Basilica as Pope Francis begins his general audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

In an age when Christians are once again being persecuted, interest in the English martyrs is on the rise. The saint-making Pope Francis could be the one to canonise them