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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/09/17

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims gathered for his Angelus address (AP)

Pope Francis prayed for victims of natural disasters in South Asia and the United States at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

The Vatican is preparing to launch the Cause of Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions (French report).

The Cause of Cardinal Celso Costantini, the first apostolic delegate to China, is opening.

Kelly Velasquez previews this week’s papal visit to Colombia.

Cardinal Blase Cupich says that “some of the greatest Christians I know are people who don’t actually have a faith system”.

Anna Keating argues that Protestant writer Wendell Berry “embodies Catholic social teaching”.

And Deacon Steven Greydanus says that All Saints is “a vanishing rarity” among faith-based films.

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