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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/03/13

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

By on Friday, 8 March 2013

The final cardinal-elector, Cardinal Pham Minh Man, arrives at the Vatican (AP)

The final cardinal-elector, Cardinal Pham Minh Man, arrives at the Vatican (AP)

The last cardinal-elector arrived in Rome yesterday, enabling the College of Cardinals to set the date of the conclave.

Some Italian journalists have the minutes of the cardinals’ General Congregation meetings, Sister Mary Ann Walsh, the US bishops’ media relations director, has said.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s former spokesman has criticised the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests for naming the cardinal on its “Dirty Dozen” list.

The University of Notre Dame has said that Cardinal Timothy Dolan is scheduled to give its commencement address on May 19.

Despite the media blackout Cardinal Dolan was able to give another of his daily radio briefings from Rome yesterday (audio).

Cartoonist Jason Bach offers a visual guide to spotting an imposter pretending to be a cardinal.

And Jimmy Kimmel Live discovers that “the new pope” is already winning rave reviews on the streets of LA (video from 0:40).

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