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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/08/19

A bloodstained statue of Christ at St Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka

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The victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were martyrs, two cardinals have declared.

The Causes of five 21st-century Iraqi martyrs will be presented at the Vatican next month.

Former nuncio Archbishop Pablo Puente has endorsed women priests.

Three schools in Ireland are preparing to become “the first to abandon their Catholic ethos and become multi-denominational state-run schools”.

Andrea Gagliarducci reports on the reshaping of the Vatican Secretariat of State.

Daniel Cosacchi hails one of the “most thoughtful, learned and interesting” Catholics in the world today.

And Hollywood writer David Greenwalt discusses his conversion to Catholicism.

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