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Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and Pope Francis  in March (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/09/13

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

Pope Francis recites the Angelus prayer from his studio window yesterday (PA)

What we can do for peace in Syria

We must respond to Pope Francis’s call for a day of prayer and fasting for Syria

Pope Francis waves to the faithful after the Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/09/13

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

Syrians search for survivors under the rubble in Aleppo (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop of Vienna says Syria is ‘already bleeding from a thousand wounds’

Pope Francis shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II  at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis met King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at the Vatican

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Whatever we do, the people of Syria will remain victims of one of the most murderous political criminals—and also of the weakest international leadership—of modern times

A church in Judeida, Idlib province. Christians in Syria face an uncertain future (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

European history offers a chilling precedent

King Abdullah II of Jordan will meet Pope Francis this week (PA)

Pontiff to interrupt summer break for talks in Rome

Civilians amid the rubble after shelling in Aleppo (CNS)

Pope Francis calls again for an end to the fighting in Syria

People rest in a mosque after an alleged chemical attack  by Syrian forces in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus on Wednesday (CNS)

Archbishop Zenari says Syrians are ‘crying out to the international community’ for help