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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/01/12

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

By on Thursday, 26 January 2012

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote letters to Benedict XVI asking not to be removed from his post as secretary general of the Governatorate of Vatican City State after he exposed financial corruption, an Italian news programme has claimed.

The International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in June will be the most ecumenical Eucharistic Congress in the event’s history, organisers have said.

Pope Benedict has named Bishop Joseph Coutts, an outspoken defender of Pakistan’s Christian community, as the next Archbishop of Karachi.

A priest has said that Chinese Catholics are living in fear in Rome after a shocking double murder.

Nancy Frazier O’Brien interviews Fr Jeffrey Steenson, the leader of the new Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter.

Fr Neil Xavier O’Donoghue responds to Sandro Magister’s criticisms of the Neocatechumenal Way.

Desmond Fisher wonders why the Church failed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s announcement of the Second Vatican Council yesterday.

Fr James Martin SJ investigates whether Jesus really had a sense of humour.

And the Nineteen Sixty-four statistics blog discovers how well educated you need to be to understand Pope Benedict XVI’s speeches.