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Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/11/11

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

By on Friday, 11 November 2011

Pope Benedict uses a mobile platform in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo)

Pope Benedict uses a mobile platform in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo)

Benedict XVI hopes to visit Mexico and Cuba next year, despite reports that he is suffering from arthrosis, the Vatican said yesterday.

The Pope has urged a delegation of Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Druze leaders from Israel to “foster a climate of trust and dialogue” in the country (video).

More than 40 Church buildings have been attacked in Ivory Coast since August, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Abidjan has said.

The Vatican has ordered an apostolic visitation of the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Apostolic Signatura has upheld the Diocese of Springfield’s decision to close three churches in Massachusetts.

Sandro Magister claims that Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has “disowned” the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace’s controversial document on the global financial crisis.

Barrister Neil Addison reflects on this week’s High Court ruling that a British diocese may be “vicariously liable” for abuse by a priest.

Colleen Carroll Campbell compares and contrasts Penn State and the Catholic Church’s handling of child abuse scandals.

Nieves San Martin tells the story of 22 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate killed in the Spanish Civil War who will be beatified in Madrid this December.

Fr Robert Barron introduces the new English translation of the Roman Missal (video).

And Vanity Fair’s Bridget Arsenault talks to young British women testing their vocation to the religious life.