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Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/09/11

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

By on Monday, 19 September 2011

Westminster Cathedral: the mother church of England and Wales (PA)

Westminster Cathedral: the mother church of England and Wales (PA)

The bishops of England and Wales celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral yesterday on the first anniversary of the papal visit to Britain (full text of homily).

The bishops issued a message to Catholics in England and Wales on Sunday setting out their priorities for the next five years (full text).

The first anniversary was also marked by messages from Benedict XVI, David Cameron and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Pope Benedict has said that he is looking forward to praying with Protestants later this week in the Augustinian monastery where Martin Luther “began his path”.

The Pope described St Paul as a man who embodied the New Evangelisation in his Angelus address at Castel Gandolfo yesterday.

Voters in Liechtenstein have rejected a plan to legalise abortion in the tiny principality.

Sister Elena Aiello, an Italian nun who predicted the fall of Mussolini and bore the stigmata, was beatified in Calabria last week.

Fr Federico Lombardi previews the Pope’s trip to Germany, which begins this Thursday.

CNN’s John Blake hails Fr Richard Rohr’s “spiritual survival guide” for gloomy economic times.

And Kate McGeown catches up with Fr Robert Reyes, a priest who is running across the Philippines to raise awareness of corruption.