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An episcopal ordination in Xuzhou, China (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/10/16

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Members of the French Council of the Muslim Faith 'will visit the Vatican on November 3' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/10/16

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

People pray during a 2013 Mass in Qingdao, China (CNS)

According to the Holy Spirit Study Centre of Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese, the rules would tighten controls of foreign clergy and religious material on the internet

South Korean activists shout slogans at an anti-nuclear rally (CNS)

Following North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the Vatican fears for stability in the region

Pakistani Christians at a memorial service in Peshawar, Pakistan, September 22 2016 (AP)

Pakistani military leaders have arrested seven people in connection to two attacks targeting Christians at the start of September

There are believed to be 12 million Catholics in China (AP)

Coadjutor bishop arrested before he could take control of Wenzhou diocese, reports claim

Father Luciano Feloni, an Argentine priest in Caloocan City, Philippines (CNS)

A parish priest is leading effort to rehabilitate drug users rather than leave them vulnerable to a series of extrajudicial killings

Cardinal John Tong (AP)

Cardinal John Tong said the Church ‘cannot and should not’ intervene in political struggles in China

The first Solemn Mass of newly ordained Fr James Mawdsley (John Aron)

A human rights activist who spent over a year in a Burmese jail has been ordained to the priesthood

An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (CNS)

Bishops have pleaded with law enforcers to treat suspected criminals with respect and compassion after a sharp rise in police violence in the Philippines