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Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/17

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

The Islamists planned to target Gaudí’s iconic Basilica of the Holy Family

The terrorist problem today is an existential threat to our civilisation

At least 12 people have died and hundreds injured in a van attack on the city’s Las Ramblas district

A gay rights group tried to prosecute the archbishop for hate speech

Ignacio Echeverria received a gold medal from Spain’s Dignity and Justice, a support group for terror victims

He said that his selection reflects the Catholic Church’s universal nature

Against the odds, Rosa Pich and her husband, Chema, became the parents of Spain’s largest family. Then tragedy struck

The five nations with the most Catholics are Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, the United States and Italy

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Ricardo Blazquez Perez

Pope Francis spoke to faculty, staff and alumni of the Pontifical Spanish College of St Joseph in Rome