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Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/09/19

A member of a Christian militia genuflects before the altar at a church in Qaraqosh, Iraq (Getty)

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A Christian library set on fire by ISIS has reopened in the Iraqi city of Qaraqosh.

Church leaders have appealed to the governor of India’s Jharkhand state after a 500-strong mob vandalised a Jesuit mission.

Pope Francis has elevated the Diocese of Dili in East Timor to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese.

Rod Dreher, Christopher Lamb, Phil Lawler and Carl Olson comment on the Pope’s “schism” remarks.

Matthew Schmitz describes the “two false Newmans venerated by Catholics”.

John Allen reports that an Italian diocese is “allowing people to make online reservations for the Sacrament of Confession”.

And Deal Hudson explains why he is put off by the term “must-reads”.

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