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Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/02/17

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims gathered for the Angelus (AP)

It is vital to experience God as Father “in this age of orphanhood”, the Pope said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

More Coptic Christians are fleeing Sinai in fear of further jihadist attacks.

Pope Francis has “quietly reduced sanctions” against some clerical abusers, reports Nicole Winfield.

The Holy Father has urged priests to “be tender and compassionate” towards cohabiting couples.

Albrecht von Boeselager says that Freemasonry and the Order of Malta are “not compatible”.

Fr Derek Cross reflects on the secret Michael Novak “knew in his bones”.

And John Clark argues that “the world is Catholic”.

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