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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/04/16

Pope Francis waves before reciting the Regina Coeli prayer yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis described meeting the Muslim husband of a Syrian Christian “martyr” in Greece in his Regina Caeli address yesterday (full text, full video).

Syrian refugees brought from Lesbos to Rome have spoken of their gratitude to Pope Francis.

Assisted suicide will lead Canada “down a dark path”, Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has said.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas has urged Filipinos to pray the rosary daily before the presidential election on May 9.

Rachel L Swarns investigates what happened to 272 slaves sold by Jesuits at Georgetown University in 1838.

Alice von Hildebrand hails the “holy daring” of Mother Angelica.

And Rome Reports meets the Argentine adventurers inspired to visit the North Pole by the encyclical Laudato Si’.

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