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Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/10/17

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Jean Vanier is recovering from an operation to fit a stent.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has paid his last respects to Cardinal Ricardo Vidal.

Marie Malzac investigates whether the Catholic Church is losing ground in Nigeria.

Cardinal Edward Cassidy recalls how John Paul II chose him to oversee the Vatican’s ecumenical relations.

Mark Galli wonders if revelations of adultery undermine the theology of Karl Barth.

Billy Ryan asks if Catholics should believe in ghosts.

And singer-songwriter Sandra McCracken explains why she craves silence.

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