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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/04/18

Maronite Patriarch Bechara Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi (Photo: CNS)

The Maronite bishops have issued a new handbook aiming to quell online doctrinal disputes.

Europe’s Catholics should be more concerned about empty churches than debates about the remarried or homosexuality, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has said.

Massimo Faggioli asks whether divided Catholics can “can have an armistice or simply a ceasefire”.

David Kertzer accuses Vittorio Messori of doctoring Edgardo Mortara’s memoir.

EJ Dionne applauds the Pope’s “necessary penance” over the Chilean abuse crisis.

Christopher Altieri says that parts of Francis’s new exhortation are “starkly convicting”.

And Archbishop Georg Gänswein describes Benedict XVI’s 91st birthday.

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