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Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/10/18

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims gathered for his Angelus address (AP)

Jesus “calls us not to think according to the categories of ‘friend or enemy’”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

French priest Jean-Baptiste Fouque was beatified in Marseilles on Sunday (Italian report).

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said that female deacons are an “open question”.

Priestly celibacy “must not be a taboo topic”, Bishop Peter Kohlgraf of Mainz has said.

The Russian Orthodox Church has suggested that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may be a Catholic.

Sandro Magister and Michael Sainsbury comment on the China deal.

And a dog that completed the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela has visited Rome.

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