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Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/11/12

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

By on Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Bishop Tawadros is named the new Coptic pope on Sunday (AP)

Bishop Tawadros is named the new Coptic pope on Sunday (AP)

The new Coptic Pope Tawadros II has said he will oppose Egypt’s new constitution if it seeks to impose Islamic law.

Miguel Diaz, the first Hispanic US ambassador to the Holy See, had a final audience with Benedict XVI yesterday before he steps down this weekend.

The Pope received the credentials of new ambassadors from Australia, Colombia and Nigeria yesterday (video).

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, president of the Indian bishops’ conference, has endorsed a new book urging Catholics to practise yoga.

US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan “keeps a rosary in his pocket and says the Serenity Prayer every morning”, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Blogger The Sensible Bond is aghast at former SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson’s plan to create “a loose network of independent pockets of Catholic Resistance“.

And Fr Dwight Longenecker explains why he is not unduly worried that the Catholic Church is “full of crime and corruption“.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.

  • Elizabeth

    Can someone explain why the a miracle working copy of the icon of the Black Madonna of Czestokowa, Queen of Poland, was in the Gunnersbury parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia all day today (6 November) and is being taken around Russia.

  • Lewispbuckingham

    New ambassador[s] from Australia. ‘Watch this space’.

  • Jmitchrobey

    yes she is running from the hideous amraka catholics. The Kremlin is more free…