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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/02/17

Palestinian and Vatican flags are displayed at a refugee camp in the West Bank during Benedict XVI's Holy Land visit in 2009 (AP)

The Palestine has opened an embassy to the Holy See.

Knights of Columbus leader Carl Anderson has presented Pope Francis with a $1.6 million donation.

Priests suspected of abuse “are seldom prosecuted” in the Philippines, according to Al Jazeera.

Maike Hickson wonders why the German bishops’ spokesman won’t answer her questions about the country’s Amoris Laetitia guidelines.

Priest-blogger Shanren Shenfu says that most Chinese Catholics have no interest in China-Vatican talks.

Blanca Ruiz profiles a Spanish priest who has helped to rescue more than 3,000 people in the Mediterranean.

And Mgr Dario Edoardo Viganò explains how the Vatican’s communications overhaul is inspired by Disney.

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