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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/02/16

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign the joint declaration in Cuba last Friday (AP)

Critics of the joint declaration by Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill should be patient as the text involved “much work and difficulties”, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine has said (Fr Andriy Chirovsky).

The Russian Orthodox Patriarch has said he is open to “a second and a third” meeting with the Pope.

Catholics should engage in “dialogue” with Freemasons, Vatican Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi has said.

Australian abuse victims have crowdfunded more than $85,000 (£59,000, €76,000) to travel to Rome to watch Cardinal George Pell give video-link evidence to a royal commission.

The Pope has named Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, nuncio to Russia, as the Holy See’s new permanent observer to the United Nations.

The Catholic News Agency lists 10 great moments you may have missed from Francis’s visit to Chiapas.

And prominent exorcist Fr Gary Thomas has said that “the Devil hates Latin”.

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