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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/01/19

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Pope Francis has praised the Pontifical Academy for Life for its 25-year struggle against the “extremely grave evils” of abortion and euthanasia (full text).

Vatican magazine editor Lucetta Scaraffia has suggested that women remain “nonexistent and invisible” to the hierarchy.

Women served as deacons for a millennium in both ministerial and sacramental roles, two members of a Vatican commission have said (video).

US Jesuits have released the final list of members credibly accused of abuse.

Metropolitan Kallistos asks whether Orthodoxy needs “a greatly strengthened primacy at the universal level”.

Rabbi Abraham Skorka looks forward to the papal visit to Abu Dhabi.

And Elizabeth Klein explores GK Chesterton’s fascination with cheese.

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