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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/01/17

Archbishop Gallagher: 'The Holy Father calls everything by its name. He is not worried about the political fallout' (Mazur/

Pope Francis will never “give up the truth, the good of the people or of the Church” for the sake of dialogue with hostile regimes, Vatican “foreign minister” Archbishop Paul Gallagher has said.

The head of the Knights of Malta has said there are “serious accusations of a conflict of interest” against members of a Vatican committee investigating the order.

“Dramatic decentralisation” of the Roman Curia is unlikely, former Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal William Levada has said.

VatiLeaks journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi has accused Pope Francis of doing “close to nothing” to stop clerical abuse.

Austen Ivereigh, Michael Pakaluk and Thomas Peters comment on Amoris Laetitia.

Tom Hoopes asks if Donald Trump’s presidency will be like Francis’s pontificate.

And a wheelchair-bound bishop who survived an assassination attempt has marked the 45th anniversary of his ordination, saying “there is no downside in my life”.

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