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Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/04/15

Archbishop Blase Cupich celebrates the funeral Mass of Cardinal George in Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago (AP)

Cardinal Francis George was remembered as “a brilliant mind in love with God” at his funeral in Chicago yesterday (full homily text).

The Armenian Apostolic Church canonised up to 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide yesterday (video).

The Vatican has opened part of its archive relating to the Argentine dictatorship of 1976-1983 (French report).

Pope Francis hasn’t rejected the French candidate for ambassador to Holy See, according to the news agency I.Media (French report).

David Gibson asks if American cardinals are an endangered species.

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry argues that Christianity invented “the idea of children”.

And Diego Maradona described himself as Francis’s “top fan” after meeting the Pope yesterday (video).

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