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Cardinal Carlo Caffarra (CNS)

The cardinal said that clarification was necessary because bishops were differing in their interpretations

Pope Francis: 'These little brothers of ours ... are exposed to so many dangers' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/01/17

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta (CNS)

The bishops say that avoiding sex may be ‘humanly impossible’

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Raymond Burke at the Vatican in 2014 (CNS)

Cardinal Burke confirmed that any correction of the Pope would first take place in private

Cardinals and bishops wait for the start of a consistory in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican last month (AP)

A ‘significant number’ of bishops’ conferences reportedly also expressed misgivings

Cardinal Müller with the Pope (AP)

Cardinal Müller was responding to a request from four cardinals for the Pope to clarify a section of Amoris Laetitia

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban at the Catholic University of America in Washington last year (CNS)

Virtually every priest who has worked in Africa knows that this is a serious pastoral issue

Cardinal Müller: pulls no punches (AP)

Cardinal Müller’s balancing act

The Vatican doctrinal chief may be a hard taskmaster, but he has an instinct for finding common ground. Can he heal the Church’s divisions?

Liam Neeson as Ferreira in 'Silence' (CNS)

The film handles questions of sin, doctrine and mercy which are at the heart of today’s controversies

Pope Francis at Mass on January 1. What will 2017 bring? (CNS)

Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017