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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/11/11

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

By on Monday, 28 November 2011

The Pope waves during yesterday's general audience (AP)

The Pope waves during yesterday's general audience (AP)

At the Angelus yesterday Benedict XVI urged participants in the Durban Climate Change Conference, which starts today, to reach “a responsible, credible” agreement.

All institutions should be held to the same standards as the Church regarding child abuse, the Pope told a group of American bishops during their ad limina visit on Saturday (full text, video).

The Pope offered encouragement to those caring for the sick in an address to members of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers on Saturday.

Exorcist Fr Gabriele Amorth has said that “practising yoga is satanic“.

The Mail Online reports that a Benedictine monk on the run from police “secretly visited Rome to empty his Vatican bank account“.

A German man is suing Benedict XVI because he did not wear a seatbelt during his visit to Freiburg in September.

And the St Pauls blog reports on the launch of a book whose author outwitted security guards to meet Pope Benedict, has four legs and answers to the name of Pushkin.

  • Gteart

    Pushkin’s real triumph when the Holy Father visited the Oratory was not that he outwitted the security guards – rather that he stuck two paws up at the ArchBishop’s petulant instruction that he was not to appear in the photo with Pope Benedict.

  • Gteart

    Westminster, not Birmingham, that is…

  • Jty

    I am sure that Pushkin would not want to comment on the politics implied in your comment, suffice it to say that Pushkin achieved his objective!