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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/06/16

Pope Francis blesses participants at a meeting of Rome's parishes in St John Lateran (AP)

The “great majority” of Catholic marriages today are invalid, Pope Francis has said (full text, full video, Edward Peters, Damian Thompson).

The Catholic Church has opened a new hospital in South Sudan.

The use of Christian symbols by Iraqi militias is “evil”, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has reportedly said.

Sandro Magister says Benedict XVI “has repeatedly contradicted his promise to withdraw in silence after his resignation”.

Ariel Sabar reveals the full story behind the “supposedly ancient manuscript” claiming that Jesus was married.

Ignatius Press announces the publication of a “hard-hitting” book-length interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke.

And creators of The Young Pope offer viewers their first official glimpse of Jude Law as Pope Pius XIII.

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