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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/05/16

Chinese Catholics carry a statue of Our Lady of Sheshan in procession in May 2009 (CNS/UCAN)

An estimated 20,000 Chinese Catholics have taken part in a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sheshan.

A bishop in South Sudan has urged military leaders to punish undisciplined soldiers after the killing of Slovakian Sister Veronika Terézia Racková.

Indian Catholics have held a protest against caste prejudice in the Church.

Doreen Abi Raad watches Iraqi refugee children receiving their first Holy Communion in Lebanon.

Samuel Gregg explores the Church’s “ambiguous relationship” with populist governments in Latin America.

Laura Bliss praises the nuns who helped to map the stars.

And Bishop Robert Barron considers why Last Days in the Desert, starring Ewan McGregor as Jesus, is so dull.

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