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Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/05/16

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians (AP)

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has deplored “false allegations” that Bartholomew I was involved in Turkey’s failed coup.

Taiwan’s vice president has promised that the country will strengthen ties with the Vatican amid rumours of a China-Holy See rapprochement.

An Egyptian Muslim MP has asked permission to build a church honouring late Coptic Pope Shenouda III.

Cardinal Rainer Woelki of Cologne has praised Angela Merkel for helping “thousands of threatened refugees”.

Peter Berger says that conspiracy theorists are claiming that Fethullah Gülen is a secret cardinal.

Fr James Martin SJ imagines how newspapers that sneer at Mother Teresa would report on Jesus.

And Rome Reports captures the moment Pope Francis fed thousands with pizza after Mother Teresa’s canonisation.

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