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Francis has reportedly promised to extend the validity of confessions heard by SSPX priests (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/04/16

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Pope Francis at Rome's Fiumicino International before leaving for Ecuador in July 2015 (AP)

The Armenia trip comes in response to an invitation from the patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the government

The 'Vatileaks' trial in session ((L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

Nicola Maio said he was put under ‘psychological pressure’ while working on the commission set up to investigate Vatican finances

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri arrives for a press conference to present the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AP)

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in England and Wales said it was pleased the exhortation ‘calls for a return to the wisdom of Humanae Vitae’

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis made the comments in his homily at morning Mass at his Vatican residence

Pope Francis is driven through the crowd as he arrives in St Peter's Square on Saturday (AP)

Francis called for Fr Uzhunnalil and ‘all people kidnapped in areas of armed conflict’ to be set free

Indian policemen guard the Puttingal temple complex (AP)

An explosion at a Hindu temple killed at least 100 people and injured many more

Cardinal Napier (CNS)

‘What is new about this exhortation is its tone,’ said Cardinal Wilfrid Napier

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Bishop Richard Malone and law professor Helen Alvare (CNS)

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said the Pope is attempting to help people encounter Jesus and feel the love of God

Pope Francis has released his apostolic exhortation (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Here we provide a short summary of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation released today