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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/01/16

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations (AP)

Tomorrow’s peace talks in Geneva are the “best chance the international community has to bring a stable and lasting peace to Syria”, Vatican diplomat Archbishop Bernardito Auza has said.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has offered 40 pages of notes on a draft of the apostolic exhortation on the family synod, reports Edward Pentin.

Rumours that Pope Francis will hold a surprise meeting with Moscow Patriarch Kirill are unfounded, a Russian Orthodox Church spokesman has said.

Yemeli Ortega says that a city that Francis will visit next month “is home to many members of Mexico’s growing Muslim community”.

Fr Dwight Longenecker asks if Catholics should apologise to Protestants for past persecutions.

Brantly Millegan tracks down the priest who celebrated the “Turnpike Mass” on a snow altar after the March for Life.

And Marge Fenelon names six apps that will help you have a fruitful Lent.

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