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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/03/13

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

By on Friday, 15 March 2013

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (CNS)

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a greeting to Rome’s chief rabbi yesterday, saying he hoped “to contribute to the progress that relations between Jews and Catholics have enjoyed since the Second Vatican Council“.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has said in a congratulatory message to Pope Francis that “Orthodox believers and Catholics need to join forces“.

An Argentinian woman has said that when she and the future Pope Francis were both 12 he told her: “If I can’t marry you, I’ll become a priest.

Rocco Palmo notes that Pope Francis did not automatically restore leading Curial officials to their posts yesterday.

Margaret Hebblethwaite says she is convinced that Pope Francis tried to save two Jesuits seized under Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1970s.

Jana Bennett argues that the media missed a key point in Pope Francis’s first homily yesterday.

And Pray Tell blog shares the latest Pope Francis meme, inspired by his decision to pay his hotel bill after the conclave.

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