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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/01/18

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Pope Francis has held a private meeting with clerical abuse survivors in Chile.

A Congolese bishop has hailed slain protesters as “heroes”.

Roughly a quarter of American Catholic women attend Mass once a week or more, according to a new survey (Fr Matt Malone SJ).

Andrea Gagliarducci, Christopher Lamb and Steve Skojec consider why the Vatican gave an honour to a Dutch abortion campaigner.

Cardinal Gerhard Müller reflects on how “the pope’s Magisterium and the Tradition of the Church relate”.

Chris Reibold explains why he left the faith as a teenager and returned as an adult.

And Charles Collins asks who really took Pope Francis’s “fruit of war” photo.

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