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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/03/18

Pope Francis poses for photographs along with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau (Getty images)

Justin Trudeau has said he is “disappointed” that Pope Francis has declined to apologise for the Church’s role in Canada’s residential schools.

Cardinal George Pell’s committal hearing has concluded.

Archbishop Leo Cushley has celebrated the first Mass in the Scottish Parliament.

Andrea Tornielli says that “almost monthly Vatican reporters are called by their editorial offices” to verify claims that Benedict XVI has died.

Christopher Altieri reports that Mgr Dario Viganò’s deputy, Mgr Lucio Adrián Ruiz, “may be at the top of the short list to replace his former boss”.

Michael Hollerich asks if Catholic theology departments can survive.

And the Vatican will use lasers to protect Easter flowers in St Peter’s Square.

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

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, April 9.