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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/02/11

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

By on Friday, 4 February 2011

Mgr Jean-Marie Mpendawatu, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, right, with Fr Federico Lombardi (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Mgr Jean-Marie Mpendawatu, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, right, with Fr Federico Lombardi (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

The Vatican is planning to publish new pastoral guidelines on Aids care and prevention, curial official Mgr Jean-Marie Mpendawatu said yesterday.

The next phase of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) will begin on May 17 at the Italian monastery of Bose.

The Cuban government is preparing to release four more political prisoners, local Catholic officials have announced.

The Diocese of Wilmington in Delaware has agreed to settle 142 claims of clerical abuse for $77m (£47m, €56m).

Headline Bistro asks whether changes in Egypt will lead to greater freedom for religious minorities.

And the Bishop of Pittsburgh and the Bishop of Green Bay have agreed a wager on the outcome this Sunday’s Superbowl.