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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/08/19

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Xu Hongwei has become the second Chinese bishop to be ordained since last September’s Vatican-China agreement.

An Argentine judge has permitted Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta to return to Rome “to continue with his daily work” – even though he has been suspended from his Vatican post.

A high court in India has agreed to hear a Jesuit priest’s appeal against a gang rape conviction.

Christopher Altieri says we’re witnessing “the worst ecclesiastical leadership crisis in at least 500 years”.

George Weigel asks why US seminaries haven’t “emptied over the past 16 months”.

Grant Kaplan recalls when Catholics “became the great Other” in 19th-century Germany.

And Philip Kosloski explains why the Pope wears a white sash.

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