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Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/03/15

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

German bishops seeking to adapt doctrine to “life realities” must avoid becoming like the German Christians who compromised the faith under the Nazis, Vatican Cardinal Kurt Koch has said.

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin will attend a summit between US president Barack Obama and Latin American leaders next month.

The Pontiff personally greeted 150 homeless people taking part in a free tour of the Vatican Museums yesterday.

Francis has launched a global prayer for peace inspired by the 500th anniversary of St Teresa of Avila’s birth.

The Assyrian Church of the East is mourning the death of its Patriarch, Mar Dinkha IV.

Dominic Lynch argues that “only direct intervention from the Vatican” can prevent the “death” of American Catholic universities.

And profiles a Filipino nun who is helping helping others to enter religious life with the proceeds from her artwork.

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