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

The persecution of Christians and other religious minorities by ISIS should be recognised as “genocide”, US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said.

Bishop Joseph Alessandro has praised Muslims who protected Christians during a terrorist attack in Kenya.

Pope Francis’s appeal for holy doors to be opened around the world reveals “the Pope’s genius”, Archbishop Paolo Pezzi has said.

Sandro Magister argues that Pope Francis has already presented “a practical solution to the question of the divorced and remarried”.

Austen Ivereigh and Jean-Louis de La Vaissière consider the challenges facing Francis in 2016.

Dusty Gates says that Catholic aren’t obliged to celebrate New Year’s Day.

And Kathy Schiffer challenges you to define 13 obscure Catholic words.

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

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, January 4.