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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/01/20

Benedict XVI and Pope Francis exchange greetings at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery after a consistory at (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

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A Bavarian television network has offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at the daily life of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

There is “no end in sight to the horror” of Australia’s wildfires, Archbishop Mark Coleridge has said.

A dispute between a bishop and his priests in Togo has “injured communion and outraged charity”, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has said.

John Allen previews the “biggest papal bombshells” of 2020.

Stephanie Slade notes that “alcohol is, quite literally, at the center of the Catholic experience”.

John Malkovich explains how he prepared to play Pope John Paul III in Paolo Sorrentino’s The New Pope.

And Solène Tadié tells the story of the golden sphere atop St Peter’s.

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