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

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Recognition Now protesters outside the Bundestag hold signs saying 'RecognitionNow says Thank you'  (AP)

Turkey’s prime minister said it would “test” relations between the two countries at a sensitive time

Angela Merkel greets Pope Francis before the Charlemagne Prize presentation (AP)

Holy Father echoes Martin Luther King as he shares vision for continent

Pope Francis visits the European Parliament in Strasbourg in November 2014 (AP)

It seems odd that the Holy Father should so openly take one side in the controversy over European integration

A Pakistani migrant stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos sits beside a memorial cross (AP)

Thou shalt not tempt: Europe’s political and religious leaders must remember this fundamental moral principle

Pope Francis has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced in October

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  (AP)

The Pontiff said in an interview he had been called by the German Chancellor, after she was angered by his comments on Europe

Pope Francis told an interviewer that Merkel had been 'a bit angry because I had compared Europe to a barren woman' (AP)

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Pope Francis talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Vatican (AP)

Francis described Europe as ‘a barren woman’ during a speech at the European parliament in 2014

Pope Francis shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in February (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/02/16

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