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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/04/18

Pope Francis waves during his Regina Caeli address overlooking St Peter's Square (AP)

Nothing can justify the use of chemical weapons against unarmed people, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Regina Caeli (full text, full video).

Mercy is not simply one of God’s qualities “but the very beating of his heart”, Pope Francis said as he celebrated Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday (full text, full video).

Patriarch Kirill has hailed Russia’s 20th-century martyrs in his Easter message.

The Archbishop of Tangiers has compared Europe’s migrant policy to that of Nazi Germany.

Daniel Burke says he was “surprised to find my eyes tearing” when he watched the Pope meeting the sick and elderly.

Fr Neil Xavier O’Donoghue says the Lectionary used in parts of the English-speaking world is “clearly in need of revision”.

And Zita Ballinger Fletcher explains why the Capuchins are entrusted with caring for Austria’s imperial crypt.

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