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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

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

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

Pope Francis  with President Touadéra of the Central African Republic (AP)

Francis reflected on his visit to CAR during his meeting with President Touadéra

Pope Francis greets Syrian refugees he brought to Rome at Ciampino airport (CNS)

Francis brought three Syrian couples and their children back with him from the Greek island of Lesbos

Pope Francis greets a new priest during the ordination Mass of 11 priests in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican  (CNS)

Pope Francis ordained 11 new priests in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders will give a ten minute speech at the Vatican (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Mr Sanders will be speaking at a conference organised by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Participants in Pax Christi's Good Friday Way of the Cross procession in New York (PA)

Conference attendees called for a new way of thinking ‘consistent with Gospel nonviolence’

A woman collects water at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece.  (CNS photo/Stoyan Nenov, Reuters)

Fr Lombardi said that the Pope’s visit to refugees in Lesbos was a ‘humanitarian and ecumenical’ gesture

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to Mexico since 2007, has been appointed the new ambassador to the United States (CNS)

Mgr Christophe Pierre replaces Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who submitted his resignation after reaching retirement age