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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/09/12

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By on Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A priest introduces groups of pilgrims to Pope Benedict at today's general audience

A priest introduces groups of pilgrims to Pope Benedict at today's general audience

Constant prayer will reveal to us the meaning of God’s presence in our lives,” Benedict XVI said at this morning’s general audience (video).

Senior Sunni clerics have denounced plans to build a Catholic church in Bahrain, saying it is forbidden to build churches in the Arabian Peninsula.

Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem Joseph III Yonan has said that European Union countries “don’t really care about the fate of the Christians in the Middle East“.

The phrase “Jesus is a monkey” was daubed in Hebrew on a monastery in Jerusalem yesterday in the latest act of vandalism by suspected extremists.

Catholics risk “being trapped within the categories of someone else’s culture and only present[ing] a negative vision our teaching“, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said.

Dylan Parry is shocked by plans to allow lay people to bury the dead in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

And Jeff Geerling unveils a free mobile phone app for use by Catholic dioceses.

For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Friday, September 7