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Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/02/19

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

A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church

At yesterday’s Angelus, Pope Francis urged governments to tackle the causes of human trafficking “with determination” (full text, full video).

Self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó has invited the Pope to visit Venezuela.

China has allowed an underground bishop and two priests to return home for the Lunar New Year.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna has said that Malta’s heritage is being destroyed for “cursed money”.

Sandro Magister and John Thavis comment on Cardinal Müller’s “manifesto of faith”.

John Holmes admires the paintings of JRR Tolkien.

And a French nun, Sœur André, is celebrating her 115th birthday today (French text).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.