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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/05/19

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A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has said he “was shocked and trembled” when the Pope kissed his feet.

A former official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith won’t be tried on sexual misconduct charges.

South Africa’s bishops have urged new President Cyril Ramaphosa to halve the size of his cabinet (full text).

China’s national newspapers have reportedly overlooked Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s interview with the Global Times (Francesco Sisci).

A chemist will become the first Opus Dei numerary to be beatified tomorrow.

Laurent Larcher explains why Catholics are being killed in Burkina Faso.

And an Argentine labour union is pushing for Evita to declared a saint.

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