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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/10/17

Pope Francis presides at the canonisation Mass in St Peter's Square (Getty)

Pope Francis canonised 35 new saints and announced a synod for the Amazon yesterday (Rocco Palmo, full text, full video).

A bishop has said that gay couples must be made welcome at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland.

A Cistercian monastery in Germany is closing after almost 900 years.

Cardinal Robert Sarah explains that Rome still has the final say on liturgical translations (Fr Anthony Ruff).

Joseph Shaw argues that “no Catholic with intellectual integrity” can espouse ultramontanism today.

James Keane says there are still “a thousand and one obstacles” to the canonisation of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

And Rebecca Frech describes a “miracle in the Whataburger parking lot”.

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