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Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/04/15

French president François Hollande meets Pope Francis in January 2014 (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)

Pope Francis has told the controversial French nominee for ambassador to the Holy See that he has “nothing personal” against him, a newspaper has claimed.

The leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Argentina has said he is proud of Francis’s stand on the Armenian genocide.

A march in Addis Ababa protesting against ISIS’s murder of Ethiopian Christians has ended in violence.

Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard of Mechelen-Brussels has said he wants to retire to a priestly fraternity when he turns 75 next month (French report).

Sarah Pulliam Bailey explains why Francis has chosen to visit Cuba.

Jennifer Roback Morse examines “why religious liberty arguments are not working” in the United States.

And young filmmakers in Spain have created a movie about the renewal of the Cistercian order (Spanish trailer).

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