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Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/12

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

By on Friday, 24 February 2012

Pope John Paul II prays at the grave of Dr Jérôme Lejeune in 1997 (AP)

Pope John Paul II prays at the grave of Dr Jérôme Lejeune in 1997 (AP)

The Archdiocese of Paris has announced that the Cause of Jérôme Lejeune, the French doctor who identified the origins of Down Syndrome, has made significant progress.

Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan is expected to open the Cause of Don Luigi Giussani, founder of Communion and Liberation, later this year, Rome Reports has said (video).

A Vatican official who claimed to have leaked sensitive documents to the media appeared on a television programme to defend his actions on Wednesday night.

The Pope named Co-adjutor Archbishop Thomas D’Souza as the next Archbishop of Calcutta yesterday.

Joanna Bogle says that the real message of Fatima seems tame compared to the lurid conspiracy theories surrounding it.

And Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, has said that Pope Benedict XVI will post regular updates on Twitter during Lent.