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Pope Francis with cardinal advisers at the Vatican in October 2013 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/04/15

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Pope Francis (CNS)

The Vatican release Pope’s message for the 2015 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Jesus enters Jerusalem, by Giotto

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A portion of the Book of Isaiah from the Dead Sea scrolls on display in Jerusalem (PA)

Time for another Dead Sea earthquake

The chronology of earthquakes in the Holy Land from the Bronze Age to the present is alarming

Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs meet in Bkerke, Lebanon (CNS)

The ecumenical meeting comes after clashes between the Lebanese army and Syria-based militants

Bishops from Europe and North America visit Cremisan Valley, west of Bethlehem
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/01/15

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

Pope Francis (AP)

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace

The Sea of Galilee as seen from the village of Capernaum (Photo: CNS)

The remaining all-Christian villages in the region are picturesque and prosperous and trace their history to the first century

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have increased

Violence mounts following synagogue murders

Cardinal Nichols in Gaza (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal says innocent citizens are caught in a ‘vice of conflicting ideologies’