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Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/03/15

Pope Francis will have lunch with around about 90 prisoners in Naples on Saturday (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis is expected to have lunch with 10 transsexual prisoners when he visits Naples on Saturday.

The Indian authorities should care for “every human being — and not just cows”, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis has said.

Saudi Arabia’s leading Muslim cleric has reportedly called for the destruction of all churches in the Arabian Peninsula.

Photographs have emerged of ISIS fighters destroying statues, toppling crosses and defacing images of the Virgin Mary in Iraq.

Vatican Cardinal Peter Turkson explains how he hopes to help 16,000 Ebola orphans.

Fr David Neuhaus SJ reflects on what Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israeli election victory means for peace in the Middle East.

And David Gibson says Francis’s pontificate may be a lot longer than many people think.

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