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Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/17

Cardinal Seán O'Malley (AP)

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is struggling to safeguard children because of a lack of funding, two members have said.

Pope Francis’s secretary in Buenos Aires, María Otilia Sainz, has died aged 80 (Italian report).

Iraqi Christians have erected a giant cross in an area liberated from ISIS.

Matteo Fagotto profiles the monk saving ancient manuscripts from destruction by jihadists.

Josephine McKenna wonders how Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, will affect Catholic-Jewish relations.

Brantly Millegan asks if Pope Francis really said it’s better to be an atheist than a bad Catholic.

And Kevin Di Camillo explains why the Psalms are great for insomniacs.

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