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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/03/13

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

By on Wednesday, 20 March 2013

A priest holds an image of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Brazilian shrine (CNS)

A priest holds an image of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Brazilian shrine (CNS)

The Pope is likely to visit the shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida during his visit to Brazil in July (report in Portuguese).

Pope Francis’s book Sobre el cielo y la tierra (On Heaven and Earth) will be published in English in May.

The New York Times suggests that the future Pope argued that the Argentinian bishops should support same-sex civil unions during “a heated meeting”.

The Argentinian newspaper Clarín has launched an English-language section on Pope Francis.

John Thavis presents the highlights of the Pope’s ecumenical and inter-religious meeting this morning.

George Weigel shares what he discovered when he met the future Pope last year.

And agnostic Jake Wallis Simons explains why he loves Pope Francis.

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