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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/11/14

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Italy is facing a “social emergency” after clashes between the local population and immigrants in Rome, Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

The Pope denounced abortion, assisted suicide and IVF treatment in an address to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors on Saturday (full text).

Catholic Archbishop Paul Ouedraogo has emerged as the leading candidate for the post of interim president of Burkina Faso.

Ghana’s bishops have criticised the “naked corruption” found “at all levels” in their society.

Vatican-watcher Sandro Magister argues that “there are contradictions inherent in the character of Jorge Bergoglio“.

Fr Michael McCarthy SJ pays tribute to a priest murdered 25 years ago this month.

And a new study has found that Millennials gravitate towards beautiful, traditional churches.

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