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Shahbaz Bhatti, a defender of Pakistan's Christian minority, was shot dead on March 2 2011 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/03/16

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Pope Francis told the children that it 'feels as I am coming to the end of my life with so much peace' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/02/16

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A Pakistani Christian girl leaves St John's Catholic Church (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

We send £400m in aid to Pakistan, where Christians are routinely murdered

Pope Francis presides over the Way of the Cross outside the Colosseum in Rome last year (CNS)

The full English text of this year’s Way of the Cross meditations at the Colosseum

Shahbaz Bhatti at the US bishops’ HQ in Washington DC, 2009: ‘I live for religious freedom, and am ready to die for this cause’

Behold a martyr for religious freedom

When Shahbaz Bhatti was gunned down four years ago the world lost one of the most courageous, cheerful and tireless defenders of persecuted Christians

Francis greets Paul Bhatti, brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, in May 2013 (AP)

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives for yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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People in Karachi protest at the inadvertent burning of the Koran at a US military base (Photo: PA)

The setting on fire of a man who had supposedly desecrated the Koran shows again that extremists are in charge

Pope Benedict during yesterday's Regina Caeli (AP)

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Shahbaz Bhatti, left, back in 2007 with a Christian who had received a threatening letter from the Taliban Photo: AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

It would be ‘wonderful’ if Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities was canonised, says Britain’s most senior cleric