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Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/07/19

Pope Benedict XVI meets Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on January 13, 2007 (Getty)

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Benedict XVI asked the future Pope Francis to be Vatican Secretary of State, an Argentine priest has claimed.

A cathedral has reopened in the Philippines six months after a terror attack.

Poland’s bishops have condemned violence against gay rights marchers in Białystok.

Joshua McElwee says the Pope has “a rare opportunity to revamp the leadership” of the US Church.

Charles Ayetan reports that a retired archbishop is causing a stir in Togo.

Andrea Gagliarducci asks if in future Vatican media will be “less linked to the Holy See”.

And a Russian Orthodox Church leader has claimed that the trade war with China could cause a Bible shortage in the US.

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