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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/05/17

Philippine Cardinal Orlando Quevedo (CNS)

Cardinal Orlando Quevedo has urged Muslim leaders to help secure the release of a priest and congregation kidnapped by ISIS-linked militants in Marawi.

Filipino Archbishop Martin Jumoad has backed martial law in Mindanao.

Patriarch Kirill will consecrate a cathedral commemorating the martyrs of the Russian Revolution.

Cardinal Joseph Zen has urged Catholics to “intensify your prayer” for China’s faithful.

Lizzie Crocker, Dan Hitchens, Annie Karni, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Terry Mattingly, Osita Nwanevu, Rocco Palmo, Damian Thompson and Michael Sean Winters review Donald Trump’s meeting with Pope Francis.

Luca Attanasio profiles Malian Cardinal-designate Jean Zerbo.

And Dale Ahlquist proposes the Chesterton option.

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