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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/04/19

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (CNS)

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At yesterday’s Angelus, Pope Francis urged young people to “pray the rosary for peace, especially for peace in the Holy Land and in the Middle East” (full text, full video).

Around 15,000 people took part in a Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem.

Australian journalists and publishers will face court today over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s trial.

Cardinal Robert Sarah has said that those seeking to portray him as an opponent of Pope Francis are “wasting their time” (French report).

John Allen asks whether dissenting theologians could face a future crackdown.

Adam DeVille, Rod Dreher, Massimo Faggioli, Andrea Gagliarducci, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Sullivan, Martin Werlen OSB and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on Benedict XVI’s essay on the abuse crisis.

And Sister Martina Purdy describes her journey from BBC political correspondent to religious life.

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