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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/08/19

Clelia Manfellotti, a 10-year-old from Naples, runs on stage as Pope Francis leads his general audience (CNS)

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Pope Francis encouraged a girl with autism to share the stage with him at yesterday’s general audience (Junno Arocho Esteves, video).

India has refused to renew the visa of an 86-year-old Spanish nun who has served the poor for five decades.

The Church in Burundi has opened its first saints’ causes.

Thousands have attended the burial of a murdered priest in Nigeria.

John Allen, Matthew Schmitz, Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman, Fr Raymond de Souza, George Weigel and Michael Sean Winters comment on the Cardinal Pell ruling.

Alexandre Tsung-ming Chen asks what closer Vatican-China ties mean for Taiwan.

And Joseph Pearce wonders what happened to the Catholic Literary Revival.

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