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Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/05/16

A view of St Peter's Square during the canonisation ceremony (AP)

“We cannot flee from the Cross, but must remain at its foot”, Pope Francis said as he canonised two saints on Sunday (full text, full video).

A relic containing St John Paul II’s blood has been stolen from Cologne Cathedral.

Pope Francis has donated a pair of scooters to an elderly housebound couple in Rome.

The bishops are praying for “those who consider us their enemies”, the president of the Filipino bishops’ conference has said.

Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion shares his hopes for this month’s Pan-Orthodox Council.

Patti Armstrong profiles the American housewife who could be declared a saint.

And Fr Paulinus Redmond explains what it’s like to be a hermit.

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