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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/12/14

Pope Francis is pictured during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

We must let ourselves “be consoled by the Lord”, the Pope said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text).

Permitting the remarried to receive Communion “alone is not a solution, the solution is integration”, Francis has said in an interview with the Argentine daily La Nacion (part one, two, three and four, John Thavis).

The Pope has told Iraqi Christian refugees in a video message that their “endurance is a martyrdom”.

Young Africans who dream of playing football in England are being tricked and sold into slavery, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said.

Benedict XVI hoped to be called simply “Fr Benedict” after his retirement as pope, a German newspaper has claimed.

Jimmy Akin says that Benedict XVI’s decision to edit his 1972 essay on Communion for the remarried could “be a game-changer”.

And Adam Taylor explains what Barack Obama, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Francis have in common.

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

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Wednesday, December 10.