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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/02/17

Pope Francis receives a gift from Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (CNS)

The Church must do everything possible “to repel anti-Semitic tendencies”, Pope Francis has told members of the Anti-Defamation League (video).

At least 10 abuse cases have been moved from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reports Edward Pentin.

The Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich has said he is “thrilled” that the Pope is “moving the Church in the right direction” (Michael Pakaluk).

Andrés Oppenheimer claims that Vatican mediation in Venezuela “has been a disaster” (Sandro Magister).

Maike Hickson says the Pontifical Academy for Life currently has no members.

John Berkman, EJ Dionne, Robert Moynihan, Inés San Martin and Emma-Kate Symons reflect on the New York Times’ coverage of Steve Bannon and Cardinal Burke.

And Philip Kosloski names three saints who might have been on the autism spectrum.

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