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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/02/17

Students sing the national anthem during a meeting with Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro (AP)

Pope Francis has offered to meet both the Venezuelan government and opposition in a last-ditch effort to end the political crisis.

Cardinal Kurt Koch has proposed a commission to reconcile the Russian Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Russian Orthodox Christians and Greek Catholics must “combine their efforts to overcome the historical enmity”, Metropolitan Hilarion has said (full text).

John Allen, Massimo Faggioli and Ross Douthat reflect on the Steve Bannon-Cardinal Raymond Burke conspiracy theory.

Christopher Lamb, Edward Pentin, Edward Peters and Steve Skojec comment on Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio’s new booklet on Amoris Laetitia.

Tom Quigley says that most coverage of the Church and Cuba is strewn with errors.

And Zac Davis explores hip hop’s religious revival.

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