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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/05/15

Cuban president Raúl Castro meets Pope Francis on Sunday (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Cuban president Raúl Castro said he would return to the Church “if the Pope continues in this vein” after he met Francis yesterday (video).

Jesus calls us to love each other “even if we do not always understand each other”, Francis said in his Regina Caeli address (full text, full video).

This year’s family synod “will massively endorse the tradition” of the Church, Vatican Cardinal George Pell has predicted.

Synod discussions must be conducted with “responsibility toward the unity of the Church”, synod relator Cardinal Péter Erdő has said.

The Economist examines the factors pushing Scottish Catholics “in a more pro-independence direction”.

And Marta Jimenez admires a limoncello-flavoured ice cream celebrating the Year of Mercy.

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