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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/03/17

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The Church must reflect on the ordination of married men, “but voluntary celibacy is not the answer”, Pope Francis has told Die Zeit (John Allen, Maike Hickson).

The Church in Guam has created a a $1 million settlement fund for abuse victims.

Four Sisters have died in a car accident in Ethiopia.

A masked man has assaulted an Irish Sister on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has praised the Maltese bishops’ guidelines on Amoris Laetitia.

Damian Thompson asks if there really is a plot to oust Pope Francis.

And a stray Schnauzer has become an honorary member of a Bolivian friary.

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