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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 10/04/13

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

By on Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for this morning's general audience (AP)

Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for this morning's general audience (AP)

Christianity is not simply a matter of following commandments,” Pope Francis said in his general audience address this morning (full text, full video).

Spanish Vatican correspondent Paloma Gómez Borrero has suggested that the Pope Emeritus’s health is declining rapidly.

The Holy See announced today that it will submit a progress report to European financial watchdog Moneyval in December.

Joseph Trabbic takes issue with George Weigel’s suggestion that English should be the Roman Curia’s official language.

Jennifer Bryson argues that nuns should be allowed to serve in war zones as US military chaplains.

Catholic author Amy Welborn expresses her feelings during the papal transition through animated GIFs.

And the Catholic News Service captures the moment Pope Francis put a dummy (pacifier) back in the mouth of a screaming baby in St Peter’s Square this morning.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day