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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/02/12

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

By on Thursday, 16 February 2012

Pilgrims pray around a statue of Mary on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina (CNS)

Pilgrims pray around a statue of Mary on Apparition Hill in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina (CNS)

Bosnian Cardinal Vinko Puljić has announced that Cardinal Camillo Ruini will present the findings of the commission on the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje to the Pope later this year “so that he may express his judgment”.

Benedict XVI led a Lectio Divina reflection on St Paul’s Letter to the Romans during a visit to Rome’s Major Seminary yesterday.

Members of the Spanish football team Atletico Madrid met the Pope at the general audience yesterday (video).

Canon law expert Edward Peters says that the Legion of Christ “needs to disappear“.

George Weigel argues that in the Obama’s administration’s view “primacy in the Catholic Church is not conferred by the Pope, but by the White House”.

And Kathy Schiffer examines the ring that Benedict XVI will give Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan and 21 other future cardinals on Saturday.