Sat 25th Oct 2014 | Last updated: Fri 24th Oct 2014 at 18:39pm

Facebook Logo Twitter Logo RSS Logo
Hot Topics

Comment & Blogs

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/03/13

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

By on Monday, 4 March 2013

Guards salute as cardinals arrive for the first General Congregation meeting (AP)

Guards salute as cardinals arrive for the first General Congregation meeting (AP)

The cardinals are expected to set the date of the conclave today or tomorrow as they begin a week of General Congregation meetings.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien will reportedly face a Vatican investigation after he admitted to sexual misconduct yesterday (full text of statement).

Libyan authorities have arrested 48 Egyptian Coptic Orthodox traders after accusations of proselytism.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has praised the Pope Emeritus for his “uncompromising and consistent” leadership.

Fr Federico Lombardi suggests that “the legacy of Pope Benedict is today an invitation to all to prayer and responsibility“.

Rocco Palmo advises excited Vatican-watchers to remember that “the moment ahead is a marathon, not a sprint“.

And a new website offers you the chance to take part in a fantasy conclave.

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