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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/04/17

Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in November last year (CNS)

Benedict XVI will not intervene in the Amoris Laetitia debate, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said (Rome Reports).

The Pope has called for compassion for prisoners in a new interview with La Repubblica (Italian text).

A Spanish court has cleared a priest in an abuse case taken up by Francis.

Alejandro Bermudez explains why the Church is moving away from political neutrality in Venezuela.

Rod Dreher says Christians must become “more like Orthodox Jews and Muslims in the way they live out their religion” (RR Reno).

Daniel Mitsui argues that there is a contempt for artistic tradition “at all levels of the Catholic Church”.

And Fr Dwight Longenecker explains how to pray like St Benedict.

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

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, April 17.