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Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/08/16

Coptic Pope Tawadros II, with Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi (AP)

Demonstrations by Copts in America “stain the image of Egypt nationally and internationally”, Pope Tawadros II has said.

The funeral of Fr Jacques Hamel will take place in Rouen cathedral today.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I has thanked the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for supporting the Pan-Orthodox Council.

Kenya’s bishops have expressed concern at a spate of school burnings by pupils.

Sandro Magister accuses L’Osservatore Romano of devoting room to “an empty-headed lovefest” over Amoris Laetitia.

Pierre Manent and Tim Stanley reflect on Fr Hamel’s murder.

And Kristel Clayville and Emanuelle Burton argue that Pokémon Go “could lead to more openness toward religion”.

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The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Thursday, August 4.