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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/02/16

Pope Francis waves to the crowd in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo (AP)

Up to a million people turned out to see Pope Francis on his first full day in Mexico, according to Vatican officials.

The Pope phones inmates at a youth prison in Buenos Aires once a fortnight, a Vatican spokesman has revealed.

An alliance of 12 groups has accused nuncio Archbishop Thomas Gullickson of “splitting the Swiss Church”.

Raúl Castro presented Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill with Cuba’s highest honour on Saturday.

John Allen argues that “Kirill got far more out of Friday’s meeting than Francis”.

Ross Douthat, Rick Garnett, Elliot Milco, Sister Teresa Aletheia Noble and Jeffrey Tucker pay tribute to late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

And a Russian court has ruled that an Orthodox diocese can repay part of a debt in prayers rather than money.

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