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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/03/16

Cardinal Kasper said the apostolic exhortation will mark the 'turning of a page' in Church history (AP)

The Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family synod could be published on Saturday, Cardinal Walter Kasper has said.

Islam owes its survival to a Christian king, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar has told the German Parliament.

The Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land have met in Amman to discuss draft agreements between the Holy See and Israel.

Scott Eric Alt asks if Pope Francis has already revealed the conclusion of his apostolic exhortation.

Sandro Magister says both Rome and Moscow are trying to play down their recent joint declaration.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf says Benedict XVI’s new interview is “refreshing” (Italian full text).

And Cardinal Timothy Dolan has a theory about why the Irish love St Patrick’s Day parades.

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