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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/01/18

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

“Only a personal encounter with Jesus can generate a journey of faith and discipleship,” Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, video).

It is vital to “to welcome, to know, and to acknowledge the other”, the Pope said as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sunday (full text, video).

Salvatore Cernuzio, The Economist, Daniel Politi, Inés San Martin preview the papal trip to Chile and Peru.

RR Reno explains why he published a controversial review of Edgardo Mortara’s memoir (Damon Linker).

John Allen discusses the pros and cons of Pope Francis’s “hands-on” style.

Fr Thomas Joseph White says we urgently need a “Catholic metaphysics of democracy”.

And Italy’s organ-makers are protesting against the installation of a digital organ in St Peter’s Basilica.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.