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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/07/11

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

By on Thursday, 28 July 2011

Benedict XVI strongly condemned clerical abuse in his homily at Westminster Cathedral on September 18 2010 during his visit to Britain (Leon Neal/PA Wire)

Benedict XVI strongly condemned clerical abuse in his homily at Westminster Cathedral on September 18 2010 during his visit to Britain (Leon Neal/PA Wire)

Abuse allegations rose sharply following Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain last year, the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission reports today.

Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, died last night, aged 73.

Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu has urged Filipinos to give money to replace cars returned to the government by seven bishops following a donation scandal.

Members of the Vox Clara Committee met in Rome this week to discuss a new translation of the prayers for the chrism Mass.

Archaeologists claim to have unearthed the tomb of St Philip the Apostle in Turkey.

Anthony Lane recalls a humbling apology that Rupert Murdoch made to Cardinal Heenan in 1969.

Anthony Buono suggests that Catholics with annulments often make the best spouses.

And priests have celebrated Bishop Donald Trautman’s 75th birthday by presenting him with his own bobblehead doll.