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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/01/20

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (AP)

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Burmese Cardinal Charles Bo has signed an open letter condemning police brutality in Hong Kong (full text).

Twenty-nine missionaries were killed in 2019, according to Fides.

Togo’s ruling party “specialises in fraud”, a retired archbishop has said.

The synod of the Syro-Malabar Church may discuss which way priests should face when celebrating Mass.

Samuel Gregg ponders the spate of attacks on Europe’s churches.

Bishop Robert Barron argues that The Two Popes presents “a complete caricature” of Benedict XVI.

And Kevin Clarke reflects on “the hand swat seen ’round the world”.

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