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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/08/16

A refugee camp for Christians in Erbil, northern Iraq (Mazur/

Three new Iraqi priests have been ordained at a refugee camp in Erbil.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has reportedly said that Buddhism should have “foremost place” in the Sri Lankan constitution (Sri Lankan Catholics’ statement).

Director Rupert Wyatt has said he encountered “a stony silence” when he asked the Church for advice on his reboot of The Exorcist.

KV Turley hails a new documentary about the “unshockable” Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

Edward Pentin says the introduction of women deacons “would probably be seen as an affront to the Eastern Churches” (Nicholas Senz).

Peter Kreeft explains why he nearly became a Dominican.

And a priest explains how he increased parish donations by 30 per cent without asking for money.

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