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Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/05/16

French president Fran├žois Hollande greets Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi at the Elysee Palace in Paris (AP)

Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi has urged the international community to officially declare Lebanon a neutral country.

The Southern Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference has criticised the South African government for spending “billions of scarce resources on weapons of war”.

Catholics in Hong Kong have appealed for answers following an underground priest’s mysterious death in mainland China.

Robert Mickens says there could be a “swift and uncompromising” reversal of Francis’s reforms under the next pope.

Bishop Robert Barron and Massimo Faggioli reflect on Daniel Berrigan’s legacy.

Whoopi Goldberg has donated $10,000, a new van and a year’s petrol to the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.

And Garrett Johnson explains why Lady Gaga responded to a Catholic-Link post on Instagram.

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