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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/12/17

Pope Francis gestures during his Angelus address (AP)

Advent invites us to live in “a full and conscious way”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

The Vatican has officially promulgated Pope Francis’s letter to Buenos Aires bishops on Amoris Laetitia.

Vladimir Putin has criticised “aggressive nationalism” in a speech marking the centenary of the restoration of the Moscow Patriarchate (Patriarch Kirill).

Archbishop Georg Gänswein’s five-year term as prefect of the papal household ends on December 7 (German report).

Andrea Tornielli describes a “near accident” involving Pope Francis in Bangladesh.

Cardinal Seán O’Malley witnesses a “terrible crisis” in Puerto Rico.

And Rome Reports explains how to meet the Pope.

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