Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/10/13

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for families in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

Christian families should communicate “the joy of faith“, Pope Francis said as he celebrated a Mass marking the Day for the Family yesterday (full text, full video).

The Pope has said that he won’t visit his homeland of Argentina until 2016, according to reports.

British Catholics should resist efforts to “privatise religion and put it on the periphery”, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has said.

Anglican professor Canon Richard Burridge became the first non-Catholic to receive the Ratzinger Prize on Saturday (video).

Andrea Gagliarducci says new Vatican Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin faces daunting challenges.

Peter Weber argues that Francis “won’t drive a serious wedge between conservative Catholics and evangelical Protestants“.

And the Pope celebrated passing 10 million Twitter followers during his Angelus address yesterday.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.