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Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/08/16

A Missionary of Charity reads a prayer in preparation for Mother Teresa's canonisation, beside her tomb in Calcutta (AP)

India’s foreign minister will lead the country’s delegation to Mother Teresa’s canonisation on September 4.

A Chinese bishop who spent 35 years in prison, under house arrest and undergoing forced labour has died aged 93.

A “moderate Syrian opposition” is purely “imaginary”, Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo has said.

John Allen, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, The Guardian, Rocco Palmo and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle reflect on World Youth Day.

Christopher Howse, Andrew Hussey, Charles Moore and Fr Samir Khalil Samir comment on Fr Jacques Hamel’s martyrdom.

Gregory DiPippo offers a guided tour of the old St Peter’s Basilica.

And the Russian Orthodox Church is launching its own instant messaging service.

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