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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/11/19

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Pope Francis prayed for persecuted Ethiopian Orthodox Christians at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Archbishop Charles Scicluna has asked “pardon for the walls built to separate our dead” in Malta.

US parishes run by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) have reported large increases in Sunday Mass attendance.

Heather Chen profiles a nun who walks death row inmates to the gallows.

Tristan Casabianca explains why he took legal action to obtain raw data used in a radiocarbon dating test on the Turin Shroud.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala tells Damian Thompson why vocations are booming in his diocese in South Sudan (audio).

And Stephen Schmalhofer admires Fr George Rutler’s newly renovated New York City Church.

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