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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/03/16

Pope Francis hears a confession in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis will hear Confessions in St Peter’s Basilica tomorrow.

L’Osservatore Romano has published a series of articles calling for women to preach at Mass.

The Nigerian army has detained a Christian on suspicion of helping Boko Haram bomb a Catholic church on Christmas Day in 2011.

Bishop Steven Lopes will celebrate the first Chrism Mass for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter on March 17.

Fr Dwight Longenecker asks if American Catholics are obliged to vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Brantly Millegan hails the nuns who have adored the Eucharist non-stop since 1878.

And Chris Lee says that Shusaku Endo’s novels are perfect Lenten reading.

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