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Sister Agnes Mary Donovan, coordinator of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, shakes hands with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi at Tuesday's press conference (CNS)

US women religious welcome Vatican report

Apostolic visitation report marks a new beginning for women religious, sisters say

René Brülhart, ex-head of Liechtenstein's financial- intelligence unit (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/11/14

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Cardinal Pell arrives for a session of the family synod (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/10/14

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Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Peter Erdő at the synod (CNS)

Cardinal Erdő says immediate acceptance of teaching on artificial birth control is unrealistic

Blessed John Henry Newman (Photo: CNS)

He had no time for liberalism, but would have spurned the SSPX

Pope Francis prays with the Italian bishops yesterday (AP)

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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

A copy of the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (CNS)

Catholic Truth Society has sold more copies of apostolic exhortation than text since Vatican II documents

Archbishop Bernard Moras quoted Pope Francis In his opening address to the conference (CNS)

The Indian Christian Women’s Movement established after talks on the impact of the Second Vatican Council

Pope Francis greeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in July (CNS)

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable