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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/10/18

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, right, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, speak on a roof overlooking the Kremlin in Moscow (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has said it is impossible to continue Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople (Peter Anderson, Nicholas Denysenko).

The Vatican has confirmed that the youth synod’s final report will be voted on “part by part”.

The record-breaking Polish film Kler has prompted hundreds of abuse allegations against priests.

Sotiris Mitralexis argues that “the possibility of a full-blown schism between two halves of the Orthodox world” has lessened.

McKay Coppins reports on claims that Newt Gingrich is “shadow ambassador” to the Holy See.

Christopher Altieri says Pope Francis is facing a terrible dilemma “with regard to the world’s bishops”.

And Matthew Schmitz explains how his Evangelical youth prepared him for Marian devotion.

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