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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/07/11

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

By on Monday, 25 July 2011

The faithful take photos of Benedict XVI during the Angelus yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

The faithful take photos of Benedict XVI during the Angelus yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Benedict XVI prayed for the victims of the massacre in Norway at the Angelus in Castel Gandolfo yesterday.

The Pope also expressed his condolences in a telegram to King Harald V of Norway (full text).

Nigeria’s bishops have urged President Goodluck Jonathan to take concerted action against the Islamist group Boko Haram.

The Indian authorities have forced a British Sister who has served leprosy patients for almost 30 years to leave the country.

Newly discovered documents show that Pius XII saved the lives of more than 11,000 Jews in Rome, reports Zenit.

Mgr Georg Ratzinger will publish a memoir of life with his brother, the Pope, in September.

Fr Seán Finnegan argues that the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland is trying to have its cake and eat it.

Edward Peters says that laws violating the seal of Confession “have absolutely no effect on a priest’s obligation to preserve the seal”.

Laura Sheahen explains how Catholics are keeping children away from unexploded bombs in Laos.

Patrick Archbold sits ringside at a bout between Mark Shea and Michael Voris.

And Tyson Fury, the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion, discusses his Catholic faith.