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Cardinal John Tong Hon walks through St  Peter's Square in March (CNS photo/Dylan Martinez, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/11/14

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

Pope Francis greets some women as he arrives to celebrate a Mass for peace and for the reconciliation of North and South Korea (CNS)

Pope Francis has a strong track record on respect for women and the elderly

Bob Geldof arrives for the recording of the Band Aid 30 single at Sarm Studios in London.

Let’s give Bob Geldof a break

Sir Bob is continuing the missionary work of the Catholic brothers who taught him

We need to believe in the Church as a theological reality (AP)

Whenever we are tempted to compromise with middle-class, liberal mores, we need to ‘choose Catholic’

Cardinal Reinhard Marx: 'I know the Islamic State is not Islam' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/08/14

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

People grieve at the coffins of two Christian brothers killed in Mosul (CNS)

The long tradition of the presence of Christians in the Middle East is nearly at an end

'How many people who aren’t terminally-ill and are contemplating suicide, consider themselves a burden on their families?' (PA)

If assisted suicide is legalised we must hope doctors don’t share Polly’s point of view

'The pill seems to be the medically miraculous answer to the fear of an unwanted baby' (PA)

And this confusion is rooted in the arrival of the Pill in the early 1960s

Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury (Photo: PA)

If we really have to have an established Church, its head needs to take the defence of basic Christianity quite seriously

Blood stains on the floor of the Jesus Joy church in Kenya as police officers attend the scene (PA)

The recent attack on the Jesus Joy Church, which left at least six people dead, is thought to be the work of Al-Shabaab