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Saints Cyril and Methodius

These Byzantine brothers changed the course of European history by bringing Orthodox Christianity to the Slavs of the Balkans

Christians deplore the recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/02/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Church

Candles burn by a memorial plaque at the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland (PA)

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz preached yesterday at Auschwitz’s Centre for Dialogue and Prayer

Fr Richard McBrien (CNS)

The prolific academic and author has passed away at the age of 78

Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska

Parish staff discovered overturned pews, toppled furniture and debris in the sanctuary

Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, known for his service to the poor and the sick in a ministry that began in Rome during World War II (CNS)

Pope Francis described the cardinal as a “dear and esteemed pastor”

The Pope kisses the feet of residents of a shelter for drug users during his time as Cardinal in Buenos Aire (CNS)

The most formative influence on Pope Francis has been the poverty of the ordinary people in his native Buenos Aires

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, former personal secretary to Pope John Paul II (CNS)

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz says city linked to St John Paul II is ‘defaced by debauchery and drunkeness’

St John Eudes

French bishops give their backing to effort at plenary meeting in Lourdes

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (CNS)

‘We know there will be a lot of tears,’ says Cardinal Dolan