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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/07/15

Pope Francis greets mayors during the conference on modern slavery and climate change (AP)

There is “a lot of hope” that world leaders will agree on new climate change measures in Paris later this year, Pope Francis has told mayors at a Vatican conference (short video).

Pakistan’s supreme court has stayed the execution of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother accused of blasphemy.

A French bishop has appealed to doctors not to end the life of the 38-year-old quadriplegic Vincent Lambert.

Rocco Palmo explains why Fr Robert Barron’s appointment as a bishop in Los Angeles is “a stunning move”.

Andrea Gagliarducci names “the 12 big events” of the Jubilee of Mercy.

George Weigel says that Flannery O’Connor’s apologetics “are of more value now than ever”.

And Angelo Fichera meets the sculptor creating an intricate pastoral staff for the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia.

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