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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/06/13

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

By on Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The Pope arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

The Pope arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

It is deplorable that “a person dying is not news, but if the stock markets drop 10 points it is a tragedy“, the Pope said at his general audience this morning (full text, short video, full video).

At his morning Mass, Pope Francis said that “to lament before God is not a sin“.

Pope Francis has reportedly described the killing of Armenians in Turkey in 1915–1923 as “genocide” (video).

An Italian journalist and father of seven who saved 100 Jews from the Nazis will be beatified on June 15.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has received Archbishop Józef Kowalczyk during the Polish primate’s visit to London (photos).

George Weigel says that Blessed Pope John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in Terris still resonates 50 years on.

And Fr Robert Barron says that the controversial American priest Fr Andrew Greeley was “a good man, a devoted priest, and a loyal friend“.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.

  • Englishpapist

    Not sure why genocide is in quotation marks as if it’s a contentious thing to say. Anyone who isn’t scared to offend the Turks would class it as a genocide