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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/01/18

Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from his studio overlooking St Peter's Square (CNS)

Jesus gives us “the strength necessary to overcome difficulties, trials and temptations”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Where Mary is “at home the Devil does not enter”, the Pope said as he celebrated Mass at the Basilica of St Mary Major on Sunday (full text, full video).

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk says historic agreements signed by the Pope and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill “do not function”.

Sean Williams describes the Church’s struggle with Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte.

John Allen hails Austen Ivereigh and Ross Douthat’s debate about Pope Francis (report, full video).

The full video of Fr James Martin SJ and Ross Douthat’s discussion on religion and civility is now available (report).

And human rights activist Fr James Mawdsley discusses his path to the priesthood.

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