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Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/09/18

Pope Francis greets the crowd before celebrating Mass at Santakos Park in Kaunas (CNS)

We must be alert to “any hint” of anti-Semitism, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus in Lithuania (full text, full video).

A Catholic priest in Nigeria has died four days after escaping kidnappers.

Francis has joked that some see him as “a devil” compared to St John Paul II.

Cardinal Blase Cupich has removed a priest after a rainbow flag was burned in his parish.

The Cause of Chiara Corbella Petrillo has formally opened (Italian report).

Cardinal Joseph Zen argues that the China agreement says “nothing with many words” (John Allen, Fr Bernardo Cervellera, Rod Dreher, Samuel Gregg, Massimo Introvigne, Ian Johnson, Sandro Magister).

And a former professional baseball player has become a priest.

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