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Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/08/15

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis renewed his appeal for peace in Ukraine at the Angelus on Sunday (full text, full video).

The Pope surprised pilgrims when he attended morning Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the feast of St Pius X.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has thanked high school teachers in San Francisco archdiocese for agreeing to a new contract.

Archbishop Blase Cupich says the papal visit to America will “make us once again proud to be Catholics”.

Catherine Deveney argues that without “repentance and action” the Scottish bishops’ abuse apology will ring hollow.

Bill McKibben suggests that “the pope carries the intellectual contest” over climate change with Laudato Si’.

And Fr Ray Blake says that “maybe the key to evangelisation is evangelising men”.

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