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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/10/16

Nicolás Maduro (AP)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro discussed the country’s crisis with Pope Francis yesterday.

Nigeria’s bishops have backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in its “anti-graft war”.

Jack Chick, creator of anti-Catholic cartoon tracts, has died aged 92 (Mark Shea).

Pope Francis’s environment encyclical Laudato Si’ has “fallen on closed ears”, a new study has found.

Ukraine will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Armenian Catholic Church in the country today.

George Weigel and Michael Sean Winters comment on Catholic culture warriors.

And AP meets a Finnish cleric who launched a worldwide campaign by ringing his church bells daily for victims of Aleppo’s bombings.

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The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Thursday, October 27.