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Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/09/15

Protesters comfort each before the execution of Kelly Gissendaner in Georgia (AP)

The US state of Georgia has executed a woman despite a last-minute appeal from Pope Francis.

Almost 800,000 people have now signed a petition asking the Pope to reaffirm Church teaching on marriage and the family.

The working document of next month’s synod is “unacceptable”, three theologians have said.

SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay has expressed “profound anxieties” about the synod in a letter to Francis.

Robert Moynihan offers a detailed account of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’s reported meeting with the Pope.

John Allen, Paul Vallely and Michael Sean Winters reflect on the lasting impact of the papal visit to America.

And Catholic artist Marie Miller explains what it’s like to perform in front of the Pope.

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

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Friday, October 2.