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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/11/14

A statue of an angel stands on top of Salt Lake Temple in Utah (AP)

A senior Mormon leader will speak at a Vatican conference on marriage opened by Pope Francis later this month.

Church leaders in Rome are standing firm against same-sex marriage, Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja has said.

The Church in Norway has wrongly registered “at least a thousand” people as Catholics, a bishop has admitted.

The Economist says there are probably more Christians in China “than there are members of the 87m-strong Communist Party“.

Fr Shay Cullen tells the disturbing story of a boy called “Francisco”.

Phil Lawler spots a “revealing ‘error’” in the official English translation of the synod’s final report.

And 42 per cent of Catholics in Metro Manila say they are “happy” Pope Francis is visiting the Philippines in January.

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