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Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/05/19

Pope Francis gives the homily as he celebrates Mass in Battenberg Square in Sofia (CNS)

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Jesus “does not expect to encounter people without problems, disappointments, sins or limitations”, Pope Francis said at Mass in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Sunday (full text, full video).

Christians are united by “the ecumenism of blood”, the Pope told Bulgaria’s Orthodox leaders yesterday.

A Vietnamese diocese is planning to demolish its 134-year-old cathedral on May 13.

ISIS is likely to launch attacks on Christians during Ramadan, a US think tank has said.

Michael Kelly asks what the Pope will decide on women deacons.

Anna Keating says that Evangelical megachurches are adopting Catholic practices.

And Brother Joe Hoover SJ urges priests not to improvise at Mass.

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