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Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/06/12

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By on Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Benedict XVI speaks in the Basilica of St John at the Lateran yesterday (AP)

Benedict XVI speaks in the Basilica of St John at the Lateran yesterday (AP)

“Renouncing the ‘glamour of Satan’ in today’s age means rejecting a culture where truth does not matter,” the Pope told members of Rome diocese in the Basilica of St John Lateran last night.

Those who work for the Holy See should remember that they have a “unique bond” with the Pope, Benedict XVI said in an address to the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy yesterday (video).

The Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda tells Tim Drake that “true Christianity is a persecuted Christianity“.

The Vatican has said it “truly regrets” the publication of a psychotherapist’s letter discussing the mental health of ex-Vatican Bank president Ettore Gotti Tedeschi.

John Allen says that Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi is giving rare daily briefings to journalists as the Vatileaks scandal unfolds.

And Dylan Parry is puzzled by a ruling in Poland that a priest must serve 30 hours of community service for ringing his church bells.

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