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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/05/16

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung's message marked the 2,560th anniversary of Buddha's birth (CNS)

South Korean Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung has told Buddhists that he prays that “the mercy and compassion of Buddha can be granted in abundance to our society”.

A Catholic priest has been elected deputy mayor of of Iligan City in the Philippines.

Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Dakar has appealed for reconciliation between Senegal and Gambia following a trade dispute.

Amoris Laetitia is unlikely to have a big impact in the Muslim world, Bishop Paul Hinder, the Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia, has said.

Jimmy Akin, Dave Armstrong, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Sandro Magister, Mgr M Francis Mannion, Carl Olson, Deacon Jim Russell and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on female deacons.

Theologian Tina Beattie clarifies her stance on abortion.

And Brooke Jarvis and Gillian Laub profile the “the Sisters who treat the untreatable” in New York.

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