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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/02/16

Pope Francis told an interviewer that Merkel had been 'a bit angry because I had compared Europe to a barren woman' (AP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she has no recollection of making an “angry” phone call to Pope Francis after his speech to the European Parliament.

Indigenous Mexicans have urged Francis to offer an apology for the Church’s behaviour towards them when he visits the country this week.

The first Catholic service for more than 450 years took place at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace last night (John Bingham).

Jason Berry says that Mexico is still recovering from the Legionaries of Christ scandal.

Edward Pentin considers what “healthy decentralisation” in the Church would look like.

J Peter Nixon identifies what was missing from the Year of Consecrated Life.

And Patty Knap explains why the body of St Leopold Mandić is currently lying beside that of Padre Pio in St Peter’s Basilica.

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