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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/06/17

More than a million refugees have fled the civil war in South Sudan (AP)

Catholics in South Sudan hope the papal visit to the country “hasn’t been put off completely”, bishops’ conference president Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala has said.

A court has ordered Kenya’s bishops to pay a Somali Muslim restaurant owner 13 million Kenyan shillings (£97,000, $125,000, €112,000).

Officials in the Philippines have asked social media to remove a video of Islamists desecrating a church in Marawi.

The best way to halt the decline in female religious life is to give women more decision-making roles, a front-page essay in L’Osservatore Romano has argued.

John Allen, Charles Collins and Austen Ivereigh discuss whether Pope Francis is preparing a “summer surprise”.

Marco Tosatti says that every morning at the Vatican “people go to their desks who officially should not be there anymore”.

And Neal Ungerleider meets the venture capitalists inspired by Laudato Si’.

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