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Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/05/17

Pope Francis: 'We forget that the inalienable worth of a human being transcends his or her degree of development' (Getty)

No research justifies the destruction of human embryos, Pope Francis has told an audience of Huntington’s disease sufferers (short video).

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has said that an “authentic genocide of Christians” is taking place.

Jesuit superior general Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal signed a letter praising Fidel Castro in 1989, reports Giuseppe Nardi (German article, letter).

Archbishop Charles Brown argues that being in a minority can be “very liberating and fruitful” for Catholics.

George Weigel suggests that Hillary Clinton’s election defeat is a “cautionary tale” for bishops.

Fr Edmund Waldstein prays at the tomb of Catholic novelist Julian Green.

And Simcha Fisher raises an eyebrow at the new World Youth Day logo.

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