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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 15/02/12

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

By on Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Benedict XVI speaks at today's general audience (AP)

Benedict XVI speaks at today's general audience (AP)

Jesus’s last words on the Cross should give us “a quiet confidence and a firm hope“, Benedict XVI said at this morning’s general audience (full text, video).

New memos leaked to the Italian media today point to a furious internal debate in the Vatican about financial transparency, John Allen reports.

The head of the female branch of Regnum Christi has resigned and another 30 consecrated women have left the movement connected to the Legionaries of Christ.

The Vatican has summoned the rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru after an apostolic visitation at the private university.

Investigators in Colombia have concluded that two priests hired gunmen to kill them after one of them discovered that he had Aids.

And Fr James Martin SJ explains how he became “an over-the-top Downton Abbey fan”.