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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/10/15

Pope Francis greets the crowd outside the US Capitol during his visit to Washington DC (AP)

The papal visit to America “generated goodwill” across the political spectrum, the Pew Research Center has found.

Authorities in the Philippines are searching for a former Italian Catholic missionary abducted in the south of the country.

An Italian diocese has disciplined a priest after he suggested that children bear some responsibility for clerical abuse.

John Allen, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Archbishop Blase Cupich, Joan Frawley Desmond, Sebastian Gomes, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, Edward Pentin, John Thavis and Damian Thompson comment on the family synod.

Fr Dwight Longenecker considers whether the Catholic Church is facing a “three-way schism”.

Cole Morton says the Sistine Chapel Choir are no longer the “Sistine Screamers”.

And Brantly Millegan looks inside the Romanian monastery known as “the Sistine Chapel of the East”.

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