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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/07/17

A picture of Fr Jacques Hamel is placed on flowers at a makeshift memorial (Photo: AP)

French president Emmanuel Macron will mark the first anniversary of Fr Jacques Hamel’s murder in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray today (Catherine Field, Archbishop Dominique Lebrun, Christopher White).

An explosive device detonated at the Mexican bishops’ headquarters yesterday.

Cardinal George Pell has attended a 10-minute hearing at a court in Melbourne.

Pope Francis has expressed support for an Argentine nun serving transgender women.

The Russian Orthodox Church is preparing to release an official catechism.

Mgr Keith Newton says the ordinariate has “tremendous ecumenical implications for the future”.

And American Catholics worry more than other Christians, according to the Pew Research Center.

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