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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/05/19

Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (Getty)

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Priests in Kerala have read out an “unprecedented” circular letter in churches criticising their leader, Cardinal George Alencherry.

Cardinal George Pell will not seek a reduced sentence if he loses an appeal against his conviction.

Cardinal Robert Sarah explains why he was “profoundly shocked” by the reaction to Benedict XVI’s abuse crisis essay.

Tecee Boley reports on the expulsion of a journalist from the Liberian branch of the Knights of St John International.

Mary Rezac investigates how one US parish has produced seven priests in seven years.

Andrea Gagliarducci says that Pope Francis gave a “harsh speech” to the Italian bishops.

And ChurchPOP suggests eight ways to conclude the Month of Mary.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Friday, May 31.