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Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/03/17

Pope Francis speaks to the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

In Lent we should consult the Bible as often as we check our phones, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

The Holy See recorded a deficit of €12.4 million (£10.7, $13.2) in 2015, the Vatican disclosed on Saturday.

At times “a certain mediocrity, superficiality and banality have prevailed” in post-Vatican II liturgies, the Pope has said (Liborius Lumma, Fr John Zuhlsdorf).

The Congregation for Divine Worship was not told of the review of liturgical translations before the news was leaked in January, reports Edward Pentin.

Emily Rauhala says “the lives of thousands” are at stake in the struggle between the bishops and Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines.

Former Yale neuroscientist Jaime Maldonado-Aviles discusses why he is training for the priesthood.

And Rome Reports explains why the Colosseum became a symbol of persecution even though only two named martyrs died there.

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