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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 26/03/13

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By on Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A nun carries the cross during the Via Crucis at the Colosseum in 2011 (AP)

A nun carries the cross during the Via Crucis at the Colosseum in 2011 (AP)

The Vatican has released the full text of the meditations for the Way of the Cross that the Pope will lead at the Colosseum on Good Friday.

Pope Francis has no current plans to move into the Apostolic Palace, Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said this morning.

The majority of young people at the prison where Pope Francis will wash inmates’ feet on Thursday are Muslims, a chaplain has said.

The head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has named a priest to serve the church that will be the ordinariate’s “central London base”.

Matthew Schmitz says that Magdi Allam’s decision to abandon his Catholic faith “ought to warn us against the judgment of Islam he shares with many other anti-Islam advocates“.

Edward Pentin suggests that Pope Francis wants to delay his first visit to Argentina because of the elections there in the autumn.

And Rome Reports interviews the man who apparently predicted that the new Pope would take the name Francis (video).

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