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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/10/17

Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI (CNS photo)

Rumours that Benedict XVI is near death are “false and wrong”, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said.

A hundred theologians and bishops have sent a message of support to Pope Francis (website, Paul Zulehner).

The Pope has said that he doesn’t prepare for interviews because they are “a dialogue, not a lecture”.

Filipino bishops have appealed for an end to “unfounded attacks” on a priest freed from Islamist captivity last month.

Nirmala Carvalho explains how Amoris Laetitia is being received in India.

Kevin Clarke reports on calls for the Church to recognise a “queer saint” in Brazil.

And Colleen Dulle tells the “little-known story” behind “Here I am, Lord”.

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