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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 31/08/11

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

By on Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Benedict XVI speaks during his weekly general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Benedict XVI speaks during his weekly general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Benedict XVI urged the faithful to rediscover the “path of beauty” that leads to God at his weekly general audience this morning (video).

Archbishop Antonio Lucibello, the Apostolic Nuncio to Turkey, has praised the state’s decision to return hundreds of properties confiscated from religious minorities.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has urged Catholics in England and Wales to mark the first anniversary of the papal to visit to Britain by holding “a Pope Benedict party”.

The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has given its support to Archbishop Timothy Dolan in the debate over a new sex education curriculum in New York City.

The Pope has named Cardinal Jozef Tomko as his envoy at celebrations marking the 600th anniversary of the Eucharistic miracle of Ludbreg in Croatia.

And Artist Ann Kissane Engelhart explains what inspired her to illustrate a children’s book about Pope Benedict.