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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/02/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, holds a picture of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang of Yixian outside a government building in Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church

A priest from the Diocese of Zhouzhi, China, celebrates Mass at a retreat centre in the state of New York. The priest has not been quoted in the article (Photo: CNS)

Priest speaking anonymously says Catholics reconciling in China is more important than the state of Holy See-Beijing relations

Pope Francis waves as he prepares to board his flight from Manila to Rome (AP)

At new in-flight press conference Francis says good Catholics are not required ‘to be like rabbits’

The Dalai Lama (PA)

If the Pope had met the Dalai Lama, Chinese Catholics would have been made to suffer

Pope Francis listening to Kiko Arguello, founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, who spoke at the Vatican in February (CNS)

The Way’s founder, Kiko Arguello, has written a book that is dramatic, intense, and deeply personal

'Pope Francis obviously holds the Dalai Lama in very high regard but he will not be meeting any of the Nobel laureates,' a Vatican spokesman said (Photo: PA)

Decision seen as an attempt not to upset relations with Chinese government

Protesters in Hong Kong (Photo: PA). Below, Giovanni Pang with the Pope (Credit: UCA News)

Giovanni Pang, who took a selfie with Francis in South Korea, is one of 100 arrested protesters

Faithful pray at a Mass in Xiliulin, China (Photo: CNS)

China proposal to the Holy See offers hopes of breakthrough

A child peers out of the gate of the Wangfujing Catholic church in Beijing (AP)

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