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Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/03/18

Chinese President Xi Jinping pictured in Beijing, China, a few weeks ago. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Three Catholic bishops were among the delegates at the National People’s Congress who made Xi Jinping China’s president for life (Courtney Grogan).

Hindu nationalists have “beaten up nurses and pushed around nuns” in a dispute over land occupied by a Catholic hospital.

A French trial involving Vatican doctrinal chief Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer SJ has been postponed.

Sandro Magister publishes the full text of Benedict XVI’s letter on Francis’s theology.

James Carroll, Fr Anthony Egan SJ, JD Flynn, John Gehring, Marie Malzac, Gerard O’Connell, Christoph Strack and Christian Weisner reflect on five years of Pope Francis.

Bishop Robert Barron discusses a “very bad argument” for priestly celibacy.

And Wim Wenders says he was struck by Pope Francis’s “relentless courage” when making a new film about him.

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