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Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/01/15

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at Rizal Park, Manila, yesterday (AP)

Every Filipino is ready to follow Francis “to the peripheries”, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila said at the closing Mass of the papal visit to the Philippines yesterday.

A burned body was found in a Catholic church in Niger after protesters against Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons targeted Christian properties at the weekend.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he disagrees with Pope Francis’s comments on free expression.

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry asks if France is witnessing a Catholic revival.

Victor Gaetan explains why some have mixed feelings about the Holy See’s role in the breakthrough in US-Cuba relations.

Gene M Van Son argues that it’s in the Left’s interest to convince US conservatives that Francis is a liberal.

And singer Ronan Keating has revealed that he once accidentally headbutted Benedict XVI.

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