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Pope Francis waves to the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/02/16

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A child looks on as migrants wait at the Slovenia border in Trnovec, Croatia (CNS photo/Antonio Bronic, Reuters)

Cardinal Parolin will meet refugees during a three-day visit to Slovenia

Young Jewish refugees from Germany arrive at Parkeston Quay, Harwich, in 1939 (PA)

Wartime refugees had a high regard for Britain’s values. But we hardly know what those values are any more

A group of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan walk along the frozen route from the border between Serbia and Macedonia to a temporary camp for migrants (Photo: CNS)

We cannot let borders be closed to suffering people, says Bishop of Trier

Bishop Patrick Lynch with Richard Harrington MP (http://www.catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Patrick Lynch met with Richard Harrington MP on Monday

A man waves a flag of Eritrea in front of the Apostolic Palace  (AP)

During his Angelus address, Pope Francis told the gathered migrants ‘not to give up hope’

Demonstrators protest against the sexual assaults in Cologne. Honesty is required in this subject  (AP Photo/Juergen Schwarz)

Unfortunately, in the present climate, the conversation seems unlikely

Fra' Matthew Festing with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in June (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/01/16

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

Fr Dhiya Aziz

Fr Dhiya Aziz, who was reportedly captured by Islamists prior to Christmas, has now been released

Nine-year-old Syrian refugees at a camp in Jordan (AP)

Bishop Declan Lang will lead a delegation of bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America later this month