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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/05/19

Pope Francis announces the new commission at a meeting with women religious superiors in May 2016 (AP)

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The Vatican commission on women deacons did not reach agreement, Pope Francis has said (full text).

The Pope has praised the late Jean Vanier for caring for “those who are discarded by the world”.

The nephew of an arrested underground Chinese bishop has said he doesn’t know whether his 87-year-old uncle is dead or alive.

John Allen, Melissa Florer-Bixler, Michael W Higgins, Bethany McKinney Fox and Andy Walton pay tribute to Jean Vanier.

Edward Feser and Fr Thomas Weinandy comment on the Pope Francis heresy letter.

Giuseppe Pezzini reflects on the Catholic vocation of JRR Tolkien.

And David Clayton explores the theology of Legoland.

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