Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/10/14

An Iraqi Christian fleeing ISIS seeks refuge inside a church (CNS)

The Iraqi government “has done nothing, absolutely nothing” for Christians fleeing ISIS, Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil has said.

The Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions (CELRA) has appealed for an end to conflict in Gaza, Syria and Iraq.

Pope Francis has issued a new appeal to Catholics to join an 18-month campaign by Caritas to reduce world hunger.

Rocco Palmo and John Thavis reflect on the first full day of the family synod.

John Allen urges the Pope to use a legal instrument from the Middle Ages to defend persecuted Christians.

Fr Raymond de Souza examines the long-running “Ratzinger-Kasper rivalry“.

And Vicky Salemi explains how to apply Pope Francis’s leadership skills to the boardroom.

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