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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/07/16

Chinese faithful in a church in Shenyang in the northeast of the country (AP)

Reuters has revealed details of a possible breakthrough in relations between China and the Holy See.

Authorities in Belarus have expelled three Polish priests from the country.

Filipino bishops have expressed “gratitude to God” after a court affirmed that the South China Sea belonged to the Philippines.

John Allen says the Pope’s outreach to the Orthodox world is full of ironies.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf says Cardinal Robert Sarah’s ad orientem appeal could be a historic “turning point”.

Fr Thomas Reese SJ says the VatiLeaks trial “was a terrible mistake from the very beginning”.

And Andy Crouch urges Christians to stop bemoaning “the culture”.

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