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Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/02/16

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

God “holds out His hand to draw us back from the abyss”, Pope Francis said at the Angelus on Sunday (full video).

The Eucharist is “a school of humble service”, the Pope said in a video message to the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu (full video).

The Philippines can take Christianity out of “the twilight zone”, Cardinal Charles Bo said at the closing Mass of the Eucharistic congress yesterday.

The Pope mourned a worker at the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the first Jubilee audience of the Year of Mercy on Saturday (full video).

Archbishop Eamon Martin says the Irish Church will be renewed by “intentional Catholic families”.

Michael Peppard goes in search of the oldest image of Our Lady.

And American Catholics have turned to crowdsourcing to save a possible relic of St Kateri Tekawitha.

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