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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 03/04/12

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

By on Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Archbishop of San Salvador guides President Obama around his cathedral

The Archbishop of San Salvador guides President Obama around his cathedral

Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador has urged a group of ex-combatants to end their three-month occupation of his cathedral and allow the faithful to attend Holy Week services.

Archbishop Rubén Salazar Gómez of Bogotá has welcomed the release of 10 hostages held captive by rebels in a jungle for 12 years.

Tuareg rebels have reportedly destroyed a Caritas office in Gao in northern Mali.

The Church in Northern Ireland has launched an inquiry into why a priest inadvertently showed pornographic images on a screen during a talk at a school.

Maria Gomes reports on a former imam facing persecution in Bangladesh for converting to Catholicism.

Kyle Cupp dismisses Andrew Sullivan’s call in this week’s Newsweek for the Church to renounce all worldly power.

And Cardinal Peter Turkson, the president of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, offers advice to those in business.

  • buckingham88

    He is not the first person that this has happened to.Back in the days of the carosel slide projector extra pornographic images were loaded as a ‘student prank’ at a Uni lecture.The lecturer just flicked through them and continued as if nothing had happened.No one laughed,there was no enquiry.