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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/03/17

Pope Francis goes to Confession in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Pope Francis will preside at a penitential service at the Vatican today.

The Pope has discussed the plight of Syrian refugees with Lebanese President Michel Aoun (video).

An Argentine priest has moved parishes after he received threats from a drug cartel.

Maike Hickson asks if the Pope and the German bishops are coordinating the married priests debate.

Rita Ferrone explains why the politics of revising Liturgiam Authenticam are “a bit fraught”.

Ruadhán Mac Cormaic describes how Cardinal Jaime Ortega helped to secure the breakthrough in US-Cuba relations.

And Rocco Palmo says “a record 118 US dioceses” are permitting Catholics to eat meat on St Patrick’s Day.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.