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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/10/18

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro has signed a promise to keep abortion illegal during a meeting with Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta.

Forensic analysis has reportedly confirmed the authenticity of relics of St Ambrose.

New Zealand’s bishops have denied reports that they are “backing away from actively seeking inclusion” in a government abuse inquiry.

A Catholic school in London is using its garden to feed the homeless.

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk says that, thanks to the China deal, “millions of simple faithful … have returned to the womb of the mother Church”.

Synod father Archbishop Charles Scicluna argues that “documents won’t change the world”.

And Tom Perna asks if a 19th-century Polish poem foreshadowed the rise of John Paul II.

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