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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/05/17

Students sing the national anthem during a meeting with Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro (AP)

Pope Francis has urged Venezuela’s bishops to ensure that their flock is not “overcome by distrust or despair”.

Vatican judges may issue their verdict on Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron “as soon as early summer”.

Cardinal André Vingt-Trois of Paris has begun to resume his activities after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (French report).

Archbishop Socrates Villegas has praised Filipino Catholics for marching against the restoration of the death penalty.

Inés San Martin says Argentina’s bishops have “got into hot water” over the country’s Dirty War.

Philip Cunningham asks if “Pope Francis harbours ‘anti-Jewish’ attitudes”.

And Meg Hunter-Kilmer profiles the saint who preferred to die rather than give up his rosary.

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