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Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/02//17

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried through a crowd of pilgrims at Fatima (CNS)

Church officials are sending “more than 15,000 pages of testimony and documentation” to Rome in support of Fatima visionary Sister Lúcia’s beatification.

The Russian Orthodox Church is seeking to “institutionalise” its work with the Vatican on anti-Christian persecution.

Police have detained a priest on suspicion of plotting to poison Georgian Orthodox leader Ilia II.

Archbishop Charles Chaput considers why public moral conflicts today are “endless and irresolvable” (Hugh Hewitt).

Richard Madsen suggests that China may be using Vatican talks to create “deeper division in the Church” (David Mulroney).

Rorate Caeli, Steve Skojec and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio’s new book on Amoris Laetitia.

And Pope Francis has personally thanked a Spanish couple who donated money to persecuted Middle Eastern Christians.

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