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Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/05/16

Archbishop Gänswein with Pope Francis: 'The papal ministry is not the same as before' (AP)

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI together form an expanded Petrine ministry “with an active member and a contemplative member”, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said (Rorate Caeli).

The Pope should meet the Russian Orthodox Patriarch “not in faraway Cuba” but in Belarus, the country’s president Alexander Lukashenko has said (video).

Pope Francis has urged Catholics worldwide to “unite spiritually to the Catholic faithful in China” today.

Argentine Bishop Héctor Cardelli has ruled that new apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary are “worthy of belief”.

Damian Thompson says Britain’s bishops are split over next month’s referendum on leaving the European Union.

Andrea Gagliarducci explains how a little-known institute is guiding Pope Francis’s global diplomacy.

And A Joseph Lynch says the Church really does need a commission on women deacons.

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