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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/03/19

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Pope Francis held a moment of silent prayer for victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Francis has asked aides to resume planning for a trip to South Sudan.

The Holy See’s UN mission in New York has defended its working conditions.

The Vatican has “no distrust or hostility toward any country”, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said in the introduction to a new book on China.

Robert Mickens pays tribute to the “beloved and unifying figure” of Cardinal Godfried Danneels.

Fr John Hunwicke nominates history’s worst popes.

And Fr Patrick Briscoe asks what will happen at the end of the world.

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