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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/03/15

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives for the general audience (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

“A society can be judged by the way it treats its children,” Pope Francis said at the general audience this morning (full video).

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide has stepped down from a supervisory body dealing with the Australian royal commission on abuse after he was charged with failing to report a clerical abuser.

Former SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson is expected to ordain a bishop in Brazil tomorrow, incurring excommunication again.

The acquittal of an alleged rapist is “a major setback” for victims” of an anti-Christian pogrom in Orissa, the Global Council of Indian Christians has said.

Canadian religious leaders have invited the Pope to “break bread” with the residents of Vancouver’s poorest neighbourhood.

Michael Paulson explores the Catholic faith of US presidential hopeful Jeb Bush.

And Archbishop George Gänswein has revealed that he received lots of love letters when he began working for Benedict XVI (Italian interview).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.