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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/02/16

Pope Francis shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in February (AP)

Pope Francis has revealed that he received an “angry” phone call from Angela Merkel after his speech to the European Parliament.

The Pope’s trip to the US-Mexico border will “make a statement about the human dignity of immigrants”, an American bishop has said.

Abuse survivor Peter Saunders has told AFP that “Pope Francis has established he is part of the problem”.

Christopher Lamb asks if Pope Francis will be overwhelmed by a resurgent abuse crisis.

AJ DeVille argues that this week’s historic Rome-Moscow meeting could be used to “shove aside the Ecumenical Patriarch”.

George Wilson argues that the vast majority of Catholics misunderstand “the longest ever human light chain” papal infallibility .

And the Pope is likely to be greeted by “the longest ever human light chain” when he arrives in Mexico City on Friday night.

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