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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/02/19

Policewomen keep watch as minority Indian Christians demonstrate outside the Sacred Heart Cathedral following attacks on churches in New Delhi on February 5, 2015 (Getty Images)

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New figures show there were 29 mob attacks on Indian Christians in January.

Pope Francis will not visit Uganda in July, President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed.

Massimo Faggioli says Cardinal Pell’s conviction is “a calamitous event for the Catholic Church”.

John Allen suggests that “the people in the Vatican most inclined to welcome Pell’s conviction aren’t really reformers on sexual abuse” (George Weigel).

Rocco Palmo explains why today’s abuse crisis is “exponentially different” from the crisis of 2002.

Robert Royal argues that Pope Francis has “made a mess of the stewardship entrusted to him”.

And more than 37,000 young people have attended a pilgrimage to Mexico’s Cristo Rey shrine.

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