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Pope Francis lies prostrate before the main altar of St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

‘True martyrs of Christ do not die with fists clenched but with their hands together in prayer,’ Fr Cantalamessa says

Pope Francis dries the foot of a toddler at Rebibbia Prison in Rome (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)

The Holy Father washes the feet of inmates in Rebibbia Prison in Rome

Pope Francis presides at the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Holy Father urges clergy of Rome diocese not to ‘flirt with spiritual worldliness’

Bishop O'Donoghue presents his Fit for Mission? documents to Benedict XVI

Retired Bishop of Lancaster was recalling row with Labour MP over Fit for Mission document

Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

In Chrism Mass homily the Holy Father urges priests not to give in to weariness

Inmates greet Benedict XVI as he arrives at Rebibbia Prison in 2011 (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/04/15

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Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim religious leaders meet for an inter-faith summit in Bkerke (CNS)

Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim representatives release joint statement at the conclusion of inter-faith summit

Bishop Philip Egan (Flickr/Mazur)

Bishop Egan appeals for prayers ahead of the synod on the family in October

Pope Francis has been outspoken about the death penalty throughout his pontificate (PA)

Pope Francis has spoken out over the death penalty on numerous occasions

Supporters of Muhammadu Buhari celebrate his election victory (PA)

Cardinal John Onaiyekan calls on Muhammadu Buhari to stop Islamist violence and promote national cohesion