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Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/09/11

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

By on Monday, 12 September 2011

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during his visit to Ancona (AP Photo)

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during his visit to Ancona (AP Photo)

Benedict XVI urged world leaders “to resist the temptation toward hatred” in his Angelus address on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in the Italian port of Ancona (video).

The Pope gave four addresses during his day-long visit to Ancona, marking the end of the 25th Italian National Eucharistic Congress (full texts in Italian).

Pope Benedict hopes to raise money for the victims of drought and famine in East Africa during his visit to Germany later this month.

Archbishop John Hepworth, head of the Traditional Anglican Communion, has disclosed that he left the Catholic Church in 1974 after being abused by clergy for more than a decade.

The Diocese of Westminster has announced changes to the board of governors of a leading London Catholic school after an acrimonious dispute with parents.

Bishop Thomas Dowd, North America’s youngest bishop, live-tweeted his episcopal ordination in Montreal on Saturday (his Twitter page).

Bishop Mark Davies has encouraged Catholics to observe the new “meatless Fridays” in England and Wales “in a positive way” in a pastoral letter to members of Shrewsbury diocese.

Massimo Franco says that the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone is receiving anonymous death threats.

The Sensible Bond presents a helpful summary (part one and part two) of a major interview with Bishop Bernard Fellay before his key meeting with Cardinal William Levada on Wednesday.

America magazine calls for sweeping changes to the canonisation process to make it “far more accessible and far less expensive”.

And a learning support teacher at a Catholic school in London has left his job to become deputy prime minister of Somalia.