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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 01/02/12

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

By on Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Benedict XVI at this morning's audience (AP)

Benedict XVI at this morning's audience (AP)

Benedict XVI dedicated his general audience this morning to a reflection on the prayer of Jesus in Gethsemane (video).

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, the seventh Archbishop of Philadelphia, has died aged 88.

Fr Jeffrey Steenson, the leader of the new Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, has issued his first pastoral letter.

Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan will make a rare visit to Britain in April to speak at Heythrop College in London.

Lay people have held a protest outside the Bishop’s House in Mangalore, south-west India, accusing the Church of being “unjust and profit-oriented”.

And researchers have found that the Catholic population of Hong Kong is rising.