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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/04/17

Pope Francis prays with Fra’ Matthew Festing and other senior officials from the order in June 2016 (CNS)

Fifteen Order of Malta members will meet Pope Francis before the election of a new Grand Master, reports Sandro Magister.

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has proposed four steps for Ukraine-Russia reconciliation.

The Church is “gravely mistaken” if it focuses on political problems and neglects evangelisation, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said.

Two Aleppo bishops kidnapped in 2013 are still alive, a Syriac Orthodox bishop in Beirut has claimed.

Christopher Lamb and Philip Pullella preview the Pope’s visit to Egypt.

Ingrid Rowland admires the “gigantic, compassionate heart” of Caravaggio.

And Jeffrey Miller proposes the “Benedict Cumberbatch Option”.

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