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Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/11/16

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Pope Francis leads a prayer service on the eve of the feast of Divine Mercy in St Peter's Square at the Vatican  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis says it would be ‘beautiful’ if every diocese opened a hospital, care home or treatment centre as a memorial to the year

Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, EPA)

The Pope Emeritus has given a rare interview to Fr Jacques Servais

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

Why the Year of Mercy might fail

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Even practising Catholics have lost a sense of sin

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)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/10/11

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