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Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/05/17

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Caeli address (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis urged the Venezuelan government and opposition “to avoid all further forms of violence” in his Regina Caeli address yesterday (full video).

The Brothers of Charity in Belgium have announced that they will allow euthanasia in their psychiatric hospitals (Fr John Zuhlsdorf).

Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, the Order of Malta’s new Lieutenant of the Grand Master, has sworn his oath (Matthew Bunson).

Pope Francis has called libertarianism a “fallacious paradigm”.

John Allen and Gerard O’Connell analyse the papal visit to Egypt.

Austen Ivereigh admires “a major threat to the Vatican old guard”.

And Trent Beattie profiles the tennis champion who says that “being Catholic gives me hope”.

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