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Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/05/16

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims in St Peter's Square at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

The feast of the Most Holy Trinity should inspire Catholics to “be the leaven of communion, of consolation and of mercy”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

The Vietnamese authorities have released human rights activist Fr Nguyen Van Ly.

The Catholic Church is “the most hypocritical institution” in the Philippines, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has said.

Reports that Benedict XVI said that the Third Secret of Fatima has not been released in full are “absolutely untrue”, the Vatican has insisted.

Ian Thompson says that China’s cross-removal campaign has “left the countryside looking as if a typhoon” has hit it.

Rorate Caeli argues that this pontificate is “fast becoming the most centralising” in recent Vatican history.

And a group of Paraguayan girls have decided to celebrate their 15th birthdays with Pope Francis rather than at Disney World in Florida.

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