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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/02/16

Cardinal Parolin is on a four-day trip to Moscow (CNS)

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has praised Slovenians for their “great sense of solidarity” with migrants.

It will be “outrageous” if Pope Francis fails to attends a meeting of the Vatican commission beginning today, commission member Peter Saunders has said.

Russian Orthodox spokesman Metropolitan Hilarion has rejected “rumours” that this year’s pan-Orthodox council will be a “modernist council” that will lead to unity with Catholics.

Catherine Lafferty says the Vatican’s internal communications “appear to vary between chaotic and non-existent”.

Elise Harris explains why Padre Pio’s “partially incorrupt body” is visiting Rome (John Allen).

Jerry Johnston explains why the Pope’s new book The Name of God Is Mercy will “resonate” with Mormons.

And the Catholic News Agency talks to an imprisoned single mother who will offer her testimony to Francis during his trip to Mexico.

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