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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/01/16

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a news conference in Tehran (AP)

Pope Francis is expected to grant Iranian president Hassan Rouhani a private audience this morning.

The Reformation commemoration service in Lund in October will open “a new phase of positive dialogue with the Protestant world”, a Vatican official has said.

A historic pan-Orthodox synod is likely to be held in Crete rather than Istanbul because of security fears.

Former Master of the Dominican Order Fr Timothy Radcliffe has said he “never approved of gay marriage”.

Sandro Magister says there could be a surprise meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill next month.

John Allen hails “America’s ultimate Catholic anti-celebrity”.

And a new reality TV show in Spain is following five young women who want to be nuns.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.