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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/02/20


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“Every baptised person has received the vocation to evangelise”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Ugandan Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has issued a decree forbidding Communion in the hand.

A new cathedral will be built on the site of a former prison in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher has said it would be “a bit too referential” to devote the next synod to synodality.

Andrea Gagliarducci reveals that Pope Francis is testing a new way of picking bishops.

Paul Elie says Benedict XVI’s resignation “changed the nature of the papal office from a lifetime role to a time-stamped opportunity”.

And Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka reveals “the perfect card for St Valentine’s day”.

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