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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/09/18

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

Jesus gives “gives everyone a fundamental rule”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Cardinal Marc Ouellet has said that the Church is facing a crisis “and also to certain extent a rebellion”.

We are at “a watershed” moment in Church history, Cardinal Blase Cupich has said.

The Russian Orthodox Church has suspended liturgical prayers for the Patriarch of Constantinople (Metropolitan Hilarion).

Jonathan Last argues that “two abdications in a row would have the practical effect of breaking the modern papacy”.

Fr Bernardo Cervellera, Anna Fifield, Francesco Sisci, the Wall Street Journal and Cindy Yu reflect on the potential Holy See-China deal.

And Eve Tushnet reviews the horror film The Nun.

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