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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/11/10

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

By on Monday, 15 November 2010

Pope Benedict XVI is pictured during the Angelus yesterday (Alessandra Tarantino/AP/Press Association Images)

Pope Benedict XVI is pictured during the Angelus yesterday (Alessandra Tarantino/AP/Press Association Images)

Benedict XVI urged the international community to send more aid to Haiti during the Angelus address yesterday.

Guardian reporter Martin Chulov says that Iraq’s Christians fear they will be the victims of a pogrom.

The Catholic Church in England and Wales will announce this week that 50 Anglican clergy intend to join the Ordinariate, the Telegraph reports.

Benedict XVI met senior figures in the Roman Curia on Friday to discuss the new Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation (video).

William Crawley ponders the “silencing” of the Irish Capuchin Fr Owen Sullivan.

Author AN Wilson enjoys a spartan tea with Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

The National Catholic Register explains why Benedict XVI has called for a “vigil for all nascent human life” at the start of Advent.

Sandro Magister suggests that Benedict XVI has delivered “a severe rebuke” to the Italian hierarchy.

Gossip site Gawker claims that Pope Benedict “hates the internet”.

And a new study suggests that Michelangelo drew inspiration for the Sistine Chapel from visits to the public baths.