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Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/03/15

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images)

The Pope recalled “the martyrs of our own time” as he celebrated Palm Sunday Mass yesterday (full text, full video).

Francis prayed for victims of the Germanwings air crash during his Angelus address (full text).

The idea of a national church is “totally heretical”, Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller has told La Croix (French interview).

The Catholic bishops of Burundi have urged president Pierre Nkurunziza not to stand for an unconstitutional third term in June.

John Allen says that clashes at last year’s synod “may have been just an appetizer for the main course this October”.

Garry Wills argues that Francis’s Catholic critics “are not used to having a pope who is a Christian”.

And former Colombian football star Iván Córdoba explains how he kept a promise to Pope Francis.

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