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Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/05/13

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

By on Friday, 31 May 2013

Pope Francis at yesterday's Corpus Christi celebration in Rome (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis at yesterday's Corpus Christi celebration in Rome (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

In the Eucharist Jesus becomes “real food that sustains our life even at times when the going is rough”, the Pope said as he celebrated Corpus Christi yesterday (full text, photos, short video, full video).

The American sociologist and novelist Fr Andrew Greeley has died aged 85.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s successor as Archbishop of Edinburgh and St Andrews is likely to be named next month, reports the Scottish Catholic Observer.

Vatican bank president Ernst von Freyberg has said the bank is enforcing “a zero tolerance policy” on money laundering (FT profile).

Recently retired Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald says that “the true results of the Arab Spring are still awaited“.

Presbyterian Bill Tammeus argues that Francis has adopted “a dicey position” on ecumenism early in his papacy.

And MercuryNews.com publishes a gallery of amazing photos of Corpus Christi celebrations around the world yesterday.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day

  • NYer

    It seems that Pope Francis, and Benedict XVI before him, have said a few things that bother our Presbyterian friend, Mr. Tammeus. I’d say that’s a good sign.

  • Hermit Crab

    Yes, the Bill Tammeus article manages to be so refreshingly ghastly that it makes the Traditional v Conciliar internal debate appear a temporary blip. Good times ahead, perhaps?