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Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/05/13

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

By on Thursday, 23 May 2013

Syrian Christians remain baffled about who kidnapped two archbishops a month ago, Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo has said.

The Vatican’s new financial watchdog presented its first annual report yesterday.

The president of El Salvador will meet Pope Francis today amid growing hopes that Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified.

The Church in South Africa has denounced plans to charge users of the country’s motorways as “morally unjust”.

Peter Stanford argues that “the Devil is about to emerge from the shadows thanks to a Pope“.

Tim Reidy referees a dispute between heavyweight American Catholic scholars Garry Wills and William Pfaff.

And the Pope received an array of sporting gifts at his general audience yesterday (video).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day