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Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/09/17

Archbishop Anthony Obinna of Owerri, Nigeria, had appealed to Catholics in the Diocese of Ahiara to prepare for the installation of their bishop (Photo: CNS)

The Laity Council of Ahiara diocese has rejected a papal ultimatum to recognise its new bishop.

Cardinal Velasio de Paolis has died aged 81.

Priestly vocations in Ireland have hit “a 222-year record low”.

John Allen, Fr John Baldovin SJ, Rita Ferrone, Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman, Archbishop Arthur Roche, Fr Michael Ryan, Joseph Shaw, John Thavis and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on the new Motu Proprio on liturgical translations.

Sandro Magister suggests that the Vatican has poured a “brutal cold shower” on talks with Beijing.

James Carroll says that when the Pope sought a psychoanalyst he “displayed the importance of knowing when to ask for help”.

And Jim Carrey explains why he loves painting the face of Christ (video at 4:10).

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