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Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/05/18

St Peter’s Church, in Nigeria’s Benue state, set ablaze during a previous attack by Fulani herdsmen (Getty)

Nigerian Catholics have held a nationwide protest after a church massacre in Benue State.

Cameroon’s bishops have denounced the “inhuman, blind and monstrous violence” in the country.

Jesuit Archbishop Terrence Prendergast has said that the Pope’s intervention in Germany’s Communion for Protestants debate is “puzzling”.

Archbishop Charles Chaput argues that the German bishops’ Communion proposal “strikes at the very heart of the truth of the sacrament of the Eucharist”.

Philip Lawler thinks “we have reached the decisive moment of the Francis pontificate”.

Damon Linker suggests that the Pope is “effectively promulgating two truths” (Rod Dreher, Fr John Zuhlsdorf).

And a Catholic priest is competing in American Ninja Warrior.

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