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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/05/18

At odds on Communion: Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki (CNS)

Pope Francis has urged German bishops to seek agreement on new guidelines on Communion for Protestants.

The death toll after an attack on a Catholic church in the Central African Republic has risen to 26.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge has been elected president of the Australian bishops’ conference.

Paul Ryan has reversed his decision to dismiss House chaplain Fr Patrick Conroy SJ.

Metropolitan Hilarion has rejected the Ecumenical Patriarch’s claim that unity between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches is inevitable.

JD Flynn predicts that the Pope will “accept the resignation of Bishop Juan Barros in the weeks to come”.

And Jason Horowitz explains why the Vatican is backing an exhibition on Catholicism and fashion (Andrew Bolton, Emma Sarran Webster).

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