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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/05/18

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims gathered for his Angelus address (AP)

God cares “for each person, from the smallest to the greatest”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, video).

Archbishop Giovanni Becciu is the new prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints (John Allen).

The Church cannot compromise on abortion, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said.

Pangur Bán, Richard Gallagher, Jason Horowitz, Dom Mark Kirby, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Eamon Maher, Roberto di Mattei, Peter Saunders, Fr Matthew Schneider, Beverly Stevens and KV Turley comment on the Irish abortion vote.

Stephanie Nolen says that a charismatic cardinal is turning Catholics “into a political force” in secular Uruguay.

Philip Kosloski explains why Padre Pio’s father went to work in New York.

And Brantly Millegan recalls the humanities programme that was shut down because its students were converting to Catholicism.

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