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The Pope hears a Confession during a Lenten service in St Peter’s Basilica (CNS)

Why the Year of Mercy might fail

A Christmas tree frames Pope Francis as he delivers his Angelus address (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/12/15

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Pope John Paul II laughs while speaking with Italian Cardinal Camillo Ruini on board a papal flight in 1991.  (CNS)

As we approach the canonisations of John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, we remember five important aspects of the saints’ lives

Benedict XVI greets the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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