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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/09/17

Cardinal Reinhard Marx (AP)

Cardinal Reinhard Marx has criticised rising nationalism after the AfD’s election breakthrough (German report).

Distrusting God’s love is “the worst of sins”, Pope Francis has said.

Europe is committing suicide, Russian Orthodox leader Metropolitan Hilarion has claimed (full text).

Victor Gaetan says South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s Catholic faith is shaping his diplomacy.

John Allen sifts through the “avalanche of accusations” against Pope Francis.

Andrea Gagliarducci argues that Francis is increasingly centralising power.

And Doreen Abi Raad explains why a giant statue of a saint has just been unveiled in Lebanon.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.