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Pope Francis visits the Great Synagogue of Rome (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/01/16

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

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of the St Mary Major's Basilica in Rome (AP)

‘Let us pass through the Holy Door of Mercy knowing the Virgin Mary is at our side,’ the Pope said

Pope Francis pictured at the Nativity scene in St Peter's Square last year (CNS)

The figures will be used in Nativity scenes across Italy this Christmas

Mgr Hoey, pictured with Rowan Williams, was an Anglican for 79 years (mazur/catholichnews.org.uk)

Man of the century

After decades of illness and several brushes with death, the legendary Mgr Augustine Hoey is about to celebrate his 100th birthday

Pope Francis  in Kenya during his recent papal visit (AP)

Pope’s visit to Mexico: full schedule

Francis is set to visit Mexico in February 2016

Pope Francis is flanked by Rome Commissioner Francesco Tronca as he looks up at a statue of the Virgin Mary before praying in front of it on Tuesday (AP)

The Pope led prayers in the Piazza di Spagna on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Pope Francis boards his plane at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport this morning (PA)

Pope Francis sets off for Africa

The Pontiff’s flight for Kenya left Rome this morning

Flowers lay outside the Carillon cafe, a site of last Friday's attacks in Paris (AP)

Only Christianity can rescue Europe

Some have seized on attacks by Islamists to smear all religions by association. But the Christian faith can play a key role in awakening the West from its slumber

The Pope will visit  Italy on the annual day for Christian-Jewish dialogue (CNS)

Pope to visit Rome’s Jewish community

Pope Francis will be the third pope to visit Rome’s synagogue

Investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Books by Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi claim to reveal financial mismanagement by the Vatican hierarchy