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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/02/14

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

Photo gallery: Extraordinary pictures of the catacomb ‘saints’

A selection of images from Paul Koudounaris’s new book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Evangelical pastor meets Pope Francis in Rome

Dr Nikolaus Schneider hopeful for joint celebration of the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

German bishops ask for Pope’s forgiveness for the errors of his homeland

Archbishop Zollitsch says Germany ‘in some sense shared the honour’ of Benedict XVI being elected

German bishops defend exclusion of Catholics who stop paying tax

Archbishop says people who stop paying Church tax should not continue to receive sacraments

Greek accusations that Merkel is behaving like a Nazi are unjust: it might, though, be a good Lenten exercise for Germany to embark on a penitential self-examination

This massive “bail-out” is intended to save the eurozone, not the Greeks

German Church sells shares in publisher amid pornography claims

Dioceses order an immediate sale of shares in Weltbild because of material that ‘contradicts the ideals of the shareholders’

Today, for the first time, Benedict XVI is entering the land of the Reformation

His trip to Germany this week is his first foray as Pope outside Germany’s Catholic strongholds

Pope aims to bring God ‘back to the horizon’ in Germany trip

Benedict XVI delivers televised message for Germany ahead of his visit tomorrow

Pope Benedict XVI prepares for third trip to Germany

This will be his first official state visit to his homeland