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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/06/16

Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin after his episcopal ordination at St Ignatius Cathedral in Shanghai in 2012 (CNS)

Chinese faithful are asking why the Holy See has remained silent over the Ma Daqin affair, reports AsiaNews.

Russian officials have discussed Europe, Ukraine and the Middle East at a meeting with Holy See diplomats.

US donors have reportedly contributed $1.5m (£1m, €1.3m) of the $2.8m (£1.9m, €2.5m) cost of the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete.

Honour killings are the worst form of “brutality and bestiality in Pakistani society”, a Catholic minister has said.

Massimo Faggioli says that some US bishops view Pope Francis as “a threat to the moral and social equilibrium of American Catholicism”.

Jonathan Coe asks if it’s possible to catechise millennials.

And John Farrell celebrates the great Catholic scientist who died 50 years ago this month.

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