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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/09/15

Young people wave a Vatican flag (AP)

The Holy See’s flag will be raised, without fanfare, for the first time at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday.

Pope Francis has congratulated Catholicos Gewargis III on his election as head of the Assyrian Church of the East.

A Christian reportedly arrested for praying in Laos has died in prison.

The J Paul Getty Museum has resolved a dispute with the Armenian Apostolic Church over the ownership of pages from a 13th-century manuscript.

Nick Squires asks if the papal visit to Cuba will “soften” the reign of Raúl Castro.

National Geographic photographer Dave Yoder shares the best of his 68,000 photos of Pope Francis.

And a Philadelphia newspaper has appealed for papal intervention after the Eagles made a losing start to the NFL season.

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