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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/07/16

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims gathered for the Angelus (AP)

Christians must “learn to listen”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

The recent council in Crete “cannot be regarded as pan-Orthodox”, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has declared.

Average Church attendance in Germany has declined to 10.4 per cent, according to latest figures.

Herald Malaysia speculates that Cardinal Christoph Schönborn will be the Vatican’s next doctrinal czar.

Inés San Martin says two of the winners of Pope Francis’s latest financial moves “carry some baggage”.

John Allen explains why the critics of Francis seem “louder and nastier” than those of previous popes.

And a Spanish priest is using the game Minecraft to teach religion.

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