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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/07/15

Francis praised pilgrims yesterday for attending the Angelus in Rome's fierce summer heat (AP)

Jesus is “the Messiah in whom the tenderness of God is made flesh”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full video).

A missing priest in Syria has probably been kidnapped, Church authorities have said (Ed West).

ISIS has claimed it has kidnapped three more African Christians in Libya.

Cardinal George Pell has cautiously criticised the environment encyclical Laudato Si’ (John Allen, Damian Thompson).

The Catholic Church will never accept same-sex marriage, Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra has said.

Andrea Gagliarducci asks if it’s true that Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini encouraged Benedict XVI to resign.

And Carl Olson suggests that the Pope’s intense pace is exhausting Catholics.

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