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Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/05/19

Pope Francis with pilgrims from China in St Peter's Square (CNS)

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Pope Francis has urged China’s Catholics to remain “united in the communion of the universal Church”.

President Jair Bolsonaro has taken part in a ceremony consecrating Brazil to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Rising violence threatens the “unity and togetherness of the Nigerian people”, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has said.

Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard has announced the closure of a seminary in Bordeaux.

George Weigel argues that the “reputation of the Australian criminal justice system is at stake” over Cardinal Pell’s appeal.

Fr Tim Finigan says it’s “nonsense” to say we must call Confession “the Sacrament of Reconciliation”.

And Philip Kosloski presents a map showing 500 years of Marian apparitions.

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