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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 22/10/14

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the general audience (AP)

Wars “begin in the heart” with misunderstanding, division and envy, Francis said at today’s general audience (full text, short video, full video).

The Pope also praised St John Paul II, whose feast is celebrated worldwide today (video).

The United Nations “must act to prevent possible new genocides” being committed by ISIS, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the UN has said.

Archbishop Charles Chaput, Valérie Duval Poujol, Tom Heneghan, Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-jong, Bishop Thomas Tobin, George Weigel and Cardinal Donald Wuerl comment on the family synod.

Christopher Howse explains why the words of Reformation leader Thomas Cranmer appear in a new Order of Mass.

A new book by a Swiss Guard has revealed the culinary secrets of recent popes.

And Bayern Munich players met Pope Francis today “after giving Roma a thrashing of biblical proportions“.

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