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Pope Francis reaches out to touch a painting of the Virgin Mary at the vigil (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/10/16

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

A woman reads a Nigerian army poster featuring wanted Boko Haram suspects (CNS)

The ‘weapon’ that broke Boko Haram

When the terrorist group attacked his diocese, a Nigerian bishop launched a spiritual fightback. Dan Hitchens meets him

Benedict XVI leads the rosary during a candlelight vigil at Fatima in May 2010 (CNS)

Fatima: the answer to secularism

The Red Army left Austria without a fight after one in 10 people started praying the rosary. Imagine what would happen if we did the same

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said the terrorist group have been pushed back

People pray the rosary (CNS)

Offering a daily rosary and initiating Muslim-Catholic dialogue are two necessary responses to the Islamist threat

A Filipino woman carries an image of the blessed Virgin Mary as she walks past the damaged Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in the typhoon-ravaged town of Palo, central Philippines in 2013 (AP)

If we think we are too good to pray to Our Lady, we are cultivating a very deadly, sinful pride

Gianna Jessen was nearly aborted at 7-and-a-half months

Everyone should hear the testimony of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen

Bishop Mark O'Toole has asked the laity to pray the Rosary once a week (Mazur/

Bishop Mark O’Toole has written to the faithful urging them to do more to encourage vocations

Hilaire Belloc, one of England's most prolific writers  (AP Photo)

Jim Malia was inspired by Belloc’s outspoken Catholicism

St Dominic’s Priory in Haverstock Hill

The cardinal will inaugurate the shrine at St Dominic’s Priory with a Mass in October