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Mother of murdered hostage James Foley says she forgives Jihadi John

James Foley: Emwazi appeared in the video of his murder

Catholic mother says 'we need to end the hatred'

Fra' Andrew Bertie with Pope Benedict XVI (Photo: CNS)

Cause opens for Englishman who led the Order of Malta

Fra’ Andrew Bertie would be first Blessed with a black belt in judo

An icon of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya by artist Tony Rezk

Charity appeals for money for the children of 21 Coptic martyrs

Established charity will support at least 12 orphans who lost fathers at hands of Islamists

James Foley: Emwazi appeared in the video of his murder

Mother of murdered hostage James Foley says she forgives Jihadi John

Catholic mother says ‘we need to end the hatred’

Cardinal George Pell's receipts have been leaked to L'Espresso magazine (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/02/15

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

People view the Shroud of Turin (CNS)

During Turin Shroud display, archbishop offers absolution to women who have had abortions

The display of the shroud should be ‘a time of grace’, an Italian archbishop has said

ISIS have reportedly murdered 15 Christians

ISIS kills 15 Assyrian Christians, charity reports

Another 300 are held captive by ISIS terrorists in Syria, says abbot

According to L'Osservatore Romano, the Teutonic Cemetery was founded around the year 799, when Pope Leo IV presented the land to Charlemagne

Homeless man who was daily Mass-goer is buried at the Vatican

Willy Herteller, who was Flemish, used to urge pilgrims to go to Confession and pray daily

View of the Mont-Saint-Michel surrounded by water

Mont St-Michel is completely cut off from the mainland for the first time since 1879

The French island was isolated following exceptionally high tides

Pope Francis passes Mexico flag in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Pope didn’t mean to offend Mexicans, says Vatican

Pope’s use of the term ‘Mexicanisation’ was not meant as an insult to the Mexican people, according to spokesman

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/02/15

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

A sniper surveys the rubble in Kobani. 'There is a need for immediate action similar to what took place in Kobani' (Photo: PA)

Syrian leader calls for air strikes to save Christians from ISIS

Latest report says at least 220 Christians have been abducted by the group

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja (CNS)

Cardinal urges Nigerian candidates to avoid hate speech during campaign

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja made his appeal to his bishops on Sunday

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Archbishop Gänswein looks on as the Pope Emeritus meets Francis after the conclave (CNS)

The Pope Emeritus experiment is working

Two years ago Benedict XVI became the first Pope Emeritus in the Catholic Church’s history. Thanks to his wisdom and restraint the historic innovation hasn’t led to disaster

Many exploring Catholicism find the doors of our churches closed to them (CNS)

Unlocking the secret to evangelisation

Your parish may have an impressive liturgy, solid teaching and an inspiring outreach to the poor, but still be missing something vital

A Filipino couple walks out the door after their wedding at a Catholic church  (PA)

The key to a happy marriage? Take the d-word out of your vocabulary

“101 Tips for a Happier Marriage” by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes contains some sage advice

President Obama said Islam was woven into America's history since its founding (PA)

President Obama should know better than to attempt to manipulate history

President Obama’s recent speech on Islam and America’s foundation was historically inaccurate

'The bishops’ 2015 letter the letter is of use to all voters – not just Catholics – in casting their votes this May' (PA)

Good sense and a few slip-ups in the bishops’ election advice

The bishops’ 2015 letter reminds the reader that there is a moral obligation on all voters to exercise their franchise

'Yvette Cooper was was instrumental in defeating Fiona Bruce's amendment' (PA)

The abortion industry has an iron grip on Parliament

The UK abortion industry’s stranglehold on MPs is now so tight that even a modest clarification of an existing law was not possible

An icon of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya by artist Tony Rezk

Can Catholics recognise the 21 murdered Coptic Christians as martyrs?

The 21 Coptic Martyrs are role models for all Christians and a Catholic heart wants to honour them as such

Archbishop Cushley meeting inhabitants of Chipolomba village including Mary Jackson, in the yellow jumper

The Catholic definition of charity

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is helping farmers in Malawi

Clive James

The moments to forget in Clive James’s most beloved book

James is a ‘pugnacious and provocative’ writer but Cultural Amnesia is not without flaws

Pope Francis and Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the papal vicar for Rome (Photo: CNS)

To feed the great art of preaching we need to step outside our churches

Famous preachers used to attract people far and wide – sadly that tradition no longer continues

Women priests (PA)

How a supporter of women’s ordination left the Anglican Church to become a Catholic

The author of Bread Not Stones had a dramatic and unconventional journey to Rome

Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves after a meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill last year (PA)

Putin is pushing the Patriarch to the brink

The Patriarch of Moscow laid the intellectual groundwork for Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. But now he is paying an exceedingly heavy price

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