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Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/11/18

Pope Francis pictured earlier the same day in Saint Peter's Square, during his Angelus Sunday prayer on June 24. (Vincenzo PINTO/ AFP)

God is “on the side of the least”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Cardinal Zen has presented a new letter to the Pope about the Chinese Church.

Gunman in Nigeria have released four kidnapped priests.

A tent hospital next to St Peter’s will offer free care to the poor this week.

Michael Sainsbury asks if “low-level” officials are to blame for renewed persecution of Chinese Catholics.

Robert Mickens says Pope Francis is preparing to “radically re-shape” the Roman Curia.

And Carmen Elena Villa explores how Rembrandt portrayed Jesus.

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