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Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/07/11

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

By on Thursday, 14 July 2011

A policeman searches the site of an explosion at Zaveri Bazaar in Bombay, India (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

A policeman searches the site of an explosion at Zaveri Bazaar in Bombay, India (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai has expressed his “grief and sorrow” following bomb attacks in the city that killed 18 people and injured 131.

China’s state-approved Catholic Church ordained another bishop today without the Vatican’s approval.

The Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, has settled a clerical abuse case for $1.2m (£745,000, €845,000).

Hanna Suchocka, the Polish ambassador to the Holy See, has said that Blessed Pope John Paul II should be regarded as the “patron of a united Europe“.

Rocco Palmo reports that Archbishop Pietro Sambi may soon be leaving his post as Apostolic Nuncio to the United States for a red hat and a senior Vatican post.

And an art expert has claimed that a painting of the Crucifixion hanging in student halls in Oxford is a lost Michelangelo worth £100m ($161m, €113m).