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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/10/15

An icon of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya by artist Tony Rezk

The construction of a new church dedicated to the 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians beheaded by ISIS has begun in Egypt.

A kidnapped Syrian priest has described his escape from ISIS as “a miracle”.

Catholics are being asked to “adopt a Christian from Mosul” as refugees prepare for winter in Iraq.

The Missionaries of Charity have said they stand by their decision to withdraw from India’s federal adoption programme.

Chilean miners have invited the Pope to celebrate Mass in the mine where they were trapped for two months in 2010.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Grant Gallicho, Phil Lawler, Fr James Martin SJ, Robert Moynihan, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, Fr Mark Pilon, Fr Thomas Reese SJ, Rorate Caeli, Robert Royal, Steve Skojec, John Paul Shimek, John Thavis and David Willey comment on the synod.

And Wired presents “vertigo-inducing panoramas” of churches from around the world.

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