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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/11/17

The army blocks the main road to the Parliament building in Harare (CNS)

The removal of Robert Mugabe is “an opportunity for the birth of a new nation”, Zimbabwe’s Church leaders have said.

The Pope has urged Catholics to pray silently before Mass.

John Allen asks if Cardinal Blase Cupich will now “try to envision a new way of leading the US Church”.

Paul Moses critiques “champion Catholic-basher” Rodrigo Duterte.

James Reginato asks if the Order of Malta’s clash with the Vatican was really about money.

Fr Richard Gennaro Cipolla says calls for married priests are based on a “deliberate misunderstanding”.

And Gregory DiPippo explains how the relics of St Josaphat ended up at the Vatican.

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