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Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/08/17

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, during the meeting with nuncios (CNS)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has “raised questions regarding the Catholic Church’s life and activity in Russia” in talks with foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

A Catholic priest has stepped down after admitting he was a Ku Klux Klan member decades ago (full text).

US bishops have criticised the Trump administration’s decision to end a programme for unaccompanied child migrants.

Ugandan Archbishop John Baptist Odama has said there “should be no more debate” over women priests.

Liborius Lumma suggests that nuncios should have no role in appointing bishops.

Anne Maloney wonders why people are disappointed why they hear a young women is joining a convent.

And Trent Beattie talks to a man transforming America’s churches.

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