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Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/10/11

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

By on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Dr Rowan Williams meets President Mugabe (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Dr Rowan Williams meets President Mugabe (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Jesuit-educated Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe reminded the Archbishop of Canterbury that the Church of England is “a breakaway group from the Roman Catholic Church” during an awkward meeting in Harare yesterday (video).

Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif argues that the massacre of Copts in Cairo on Sunday was not the result of a straightforward clash between Christians and Muslims.

Rocco Palmo publishes the text of Pope Benedict’s homily at a Carthusian monastery in Calabria on Sunday (video).

Lutheran pastor Joshua Genig says he was deeply encouraged by the Pope’s address to Lutherans in Germany.

Russell Shaw argues that “the niceness of Christians is on the way to becoming the biggest threat to Christianity”.

And Jesuit Fr Don Doll recalls the day he was asked to appear in an Apple advertisement.