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Sister Elizabeth Johnson has urged Cardinal Donald Wuerl to retract his claim that she refused repeated requests to discuss her controversial book Quest for the Living God (full text of email).

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai celebrated Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad yesterday on the first anniversary of the massacre there that claimed 58 lives.

The Pope will soon appoint a nuncio to Malaysia, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, the apostolic delegate to the predominantly Muslim country, has said.

Pope Benedict called for a “a healthy secularism” in Brazil when he received the country’s new Ambassador to the Holy See, Almir Franco de Sá Barbuda, yesterday (video).

Barbie Latza Nadeau says that talk of Pope Benedict resigning is overblown.

Rorate Caeli marks the centenary of the publication of the Apostolic Constitution Divino Afflatu by Pope St Pius X.

And Jeffrey Miller is bemused by a group called Occupy the Vatican that restricts its activities to Vancouver.