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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin pictured at the Vatican (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/04/16

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

'The government wants to build thousands of new houses in the Green Belt' (PA)

I do not want to see the Green Belt turned into a concrete jungle, but restrictive planning laws and environmentally-friendly policies come at a price

Pope Francis shakes hands with the Archbishop Christophe Pierre (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Archbishop Christophe Pierre met Pope Francis at the Vatican last week

Bishop Mason, left, with Archbishop Peter Smith (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Episcopal Ordination of Fr Paul Mason will take place at the end of May

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope spoke at the event organised by environmental organisations including the Focolare Movement of Rome

Pope Francis shakes hands with a teenage boy after hearing his confession in St Peter's Square (AP)

Thousands of teenagers visited the Vatican for the Jubilee for teenagers

Armenians venerate an icon of canonised victims of the genocide in Echmiadzin (AP)

St Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Church, urges us to recognise the evil within us and the world

The Catholic Worker is depicted in a stained-glass window at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in the Staten Island borough of New York (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

The Archdiocese of New York is issuing a canonical inquiry into her life

Milan Cathedral (PA)

The priest in charge of Confession at Milan cathedral says there has been a growing “demand” for absolution and Communion

Pope Francis meets traditional singers from Croatia during his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Francis reflected on one aspect of mercy as exemplified by Jesus