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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/04/13

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

By on Monday, 22 April 2013

Pope Francis greets a newly ordained priest yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis greets a newly ordained priest yesterday (AP)

“You are pastors, not functionaries” Pope Francis told 10 men yesterday after he ordained them to the priesthood in St Peter’s Basilica (full text, full video).

Behind every vocation there is “always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community”, the Pope said in his Regina Caeli address (full text, full video).

Cardinal Seán Brady’s eventual successor as Primate of All Ireland, Mgr Éamon Martin, was ordained coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh yesterday.

President Shimon Peres will invite Pope Francis to visit Israel when he meets him on April 30.

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s successor as Archbishop of Buenos Aires was installed on Saturday.

The state should “recognise the union of persons of the same sex” but not equate such unions with marriage between a man and a woman, Vatican Archbishop Piero Marini has said.

And “Nuns on the Bus” leader Sister Simone Campbell says she was “hurt by the reaffirmation of the censure of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious” (LCWR) last week.

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