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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/08/16

Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako: 'Submitting to frustration and despair is forbidden' (AP)

Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has issued a six-point plan for rebuilding Iraq after ISIS.

Unidentified perpetrators have burned down a Catholic church in southern Chile.

At least 14 of Ireland’s 26 diocesan bishops will continue to send seminarians to Maynooth, according to the Irish Times.

Cardinal Joseph Zen criticises the Vatican’s “Ostpolitik” in China (Cardinal John Tong Hon, Gerard O’Connell).

Edward Peters comments on Catholic US vice-president Joe Biden’s decision to officiate at a same-sex wedding.

Samuel Gregg asks if Pope Francis is really a Perónist.

And Alex Hey imagines what the uniform of the Vatican Olympic team would look like.

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