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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/05/15

Pope Francis canonises four new saints in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis canonised two Palestinian saints at a Mass on Sunday (full text, full video).

The Pontiff called for prayers for the “dear people of Burundi” in his Regina Caeli address (full text).

Every Irish citizen would be affected by a victory for the Yes side in Friday’s same-sex marriage referendum, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said.

Former Dominican master general Fr Timothy Radcliffe was named a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on Saturday.

Gavin Jones and James Mackenzie explore why Francis is “flexing the Vatican’s diplomatic muscles”.

John Allen gives four reasons why Oscar Romero’s beatification is “a turning point for the Catholic Church”.

And Jude Law will play Pope Pius XIII in a new HBO series directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

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