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Yazidi leaders, including the group's supreme spiritual leader, meet Pope Francis at the Vatican (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/01/15

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

A memorial outside the French embassy in Berlin yesterday (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

It is time to go back to the Regensburg speech

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem in Bethlehem (CNS)

Lt Muath Kasasbeh is the first soldier serving with the US-led coalition fighting ISIS to be held by the terrorists

The lights on the Cologne cathedral go out during Monday's Pegida rally (PA)

Monday’s marches are the latest in a series of demonstrations organised by protest group Pegida

The Pope speaks during a press conference on the flight from Istanbul to Rome (AP)

Francis says ‘every religion’ is blighted by ‘little groups’ of fundamentalists

Francis stands next to the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, right, at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (AP)

Francis’s prayer in Blue Mosque recalls Benedict XVI’s famous gesture in 2006

The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul, where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass (Photo: CNS)

Most believers ‘hide their cross’

People pray in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (CNS)

Clerics hope the visit will shed light on Islam

Asia Bibi

Ashiq Masih writes open letter after appeal is rejected

A previous meeting of the  the Catholic-Muslim Forum at the Vatican (CNS)

The Catholic-Muslim Forum met at the Vatican this week