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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/03/18

Three new nuncios are ordained as bishops by Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

A bishop who neglects prayer “does not fulfil his vocation”, Pope Francis said as he ordained three new bishops yesterday.

More than 4,000 adults will be baptised in France this Easter.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has congratulated Vladimir Putin on his “convincing victory” in an “open and honest” presidential election.

E Christian Brugger issues an appeal to the world’s bishops.

Paul Baumann reviews Ross Douthat’s To Change the Church.

John Allen reports on a clash between between two heavyweight interpreters of Vatican II.

And Evan Wing recalls the aristocrats who guarded the Pope.

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