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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/08/18

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Pope Francis has said that he hopes his visit to Ireland will “further the growth of unity and reconciliation” (full video).

The heart of St John Vianney will tour America from November.

The Church must “create clear institutions where complaints against bishops and superiors can be brought forward”, a member of the Vatican’s safeguarding commission has said.

Gregory Bottaro, Fr Roger Landry, Bill Mitchell, Paul Moses, Tyler O’Neil, Mark Silk and Matthew Walther comment on the abuse crisis.

Eimear Flanagan explains why the Irish Church is struggling to find “the manpower to minister to its flock”.

Fr Dwight Longenecker hails the “sheer practicality, dignity and grace” of Confession.

And Claire Giangravè profiles the Pope’s artist cousin, Cristina Bergoglio.

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