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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/04/13

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

By on Friday, 5 April 2013

Pope Francis's Twitter account, @Pontifex

Pope Francis's Twitter account, @Pontifex

The number of people following Pope Francis on Twitter has increased from 2.5 million to five million in seven weeks.

Authorities in Goa have said they support plans to invite the Pope to visit the Indian state next year.

Italian police have arrested a priest accused of stealing £2.76m ($5.16m, €4m) from a Catholic hospital.

A proposed friendly between Italy and Argentina in Rome in honour of Pope Francis is unlikely to go ahead – but FC Barcelona has invited the Pontiff to visit Camp Nou stadium.

Editor Fr Antonio Spadaro SJ unveils the new look of Italy’s oldest journal, La Civiltà Cattolica.

Pope Francis’s former press officer Fr Guillermo Marcó explains why his boss stopped doing media interviews.

And Maria Elena Bergoglio tells John Allen that she wanted Cardinal Odilo Scherer, rather than her brother, to become Pope.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day