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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/10/16

Nuns take part in a protest against extrajudicial killings in President Duterte's 'War on Drugs' campaign (AP)

A missionary has warned Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte that “even killing can become a drug”.

Middle Eastern leaders lack the political will to secure peace, Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan has said.

Gerald O’Connell asks where power will lie when Pope Francis completes his curial reforms.

Helen Alvaré, EJ Dionne, Matthew Franck, Robert George, Jeffrey Miller, CC Pecknold, Fr George Rutler and Michael Sean Winters comment on the Podesta emails.

John Gehrig says US Catholic institutions are accepting “big money from right-wing billionaires”.

John Allen suggests it’s “easier to tell why Francis doesn’t give red hats than why he does”.

And Patrick Reilly asks if there is such a thing as Catholic maths.

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