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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/11/14

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with the Egyptian president yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis discussed religious freedom with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the Vatican yesterday (video).

Up to two million people could attend an outdoor papal Mass in Philadelphia in September, organisers have predicted.

Political parties in Sri Lanka must remove the Pope’s image from billboards ahead of the presidential election in January, Church authorities have said.

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg lost his fellow German bishops’ support because he was not “collegial and open”, Cardinal Karl Lehmann has said.

John Allen, Andrea Gagliarducci, Rocco Palmo and the Pray Tell blog reflect on the appointment of Cardinal Robert Sarah as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship.

Francis X Rocca sets out the challenges facing Francis in Turkey this weekend.

And Benge Nsenduluka previews a new reality show set inside a convent.

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

The next must-reads will be on Thursday, November 27.