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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/11/19

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An “attitude of hope in God” can help us cope with tragedy, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Gunmen have kidnapped another priest in Nigeria’s Enugu State.

Philip Pullella previews the papal visit to Japan.

Gretchen Crowe summarises Bishop Robert Barron’s “five paths” for bringing back the unaffiliated.

Charles Collins says the new head of the Secretariat for the Economy “will need strong signs of papal backing”.

Nicolas Senèze asks if the Vatican has relaxed the rules on former priests.

And a Swiss Guard has returned home by walking the Via Francigena.

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