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Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/02/16

Patriarch Kirill arrives at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Thursday (AP)

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has arrived in Cuba ahead of his historic meeting with Pope Francis.

The Vatican is not telling new bishops they don’t have to report abuse to police, spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has said.

US presidential contender Donald Trump has described Pope Francis as “a very political person” who doesn’t understand America’s border problems.

Fr Andriy Chirovsky, Edward Pentin, Sarah Rainsford, Fred Weir and Mark Woods preview today’s Pope-Patriarch summit.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge argues that the Year of Mercy “really begins” in Lent.

Bishop Robert Barron says that a Doritos commercial raises a profound philosophical point.

And Rome Reports meets a television executive travelling to Mexico with the Pope who began his working life as a shoeshiner (video).

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