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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/10/17

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

Pope Francis identified “the great novelty of Christianity” at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Senior Australian bishops have visited the Vatican to discuss “the restoration of trust”.

The ex-rector of a Legionaries of Christ-run seminary intends to leave priestly ministry after fathering two children.

A court will hear an appeal this week to keep the body of Fulton Sheen in St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Paul Huang asks why the highest-ranking official of Chinese origin is leaving the Vatican.

Sandro Magister argues that Cardinal Pietro Parolin has a “very realistic” chance of becoming pope.

And Nick Ripatrazone wonders why so many classic American horror films are “explicitly Catholic”.

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