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Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/06/13

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

By on Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Cardinal Kurt Koch (CNS)

Cardinal Kurt Koch (CNS)

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has urged Catholics and Orthodox believers in Ukraine “not to lose sight of the goal of ecumenical dialogue“.

An envoy from Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni institution in Egypt, has urged Pope Francis “to declare that Islam is a peaceful religion“.

Rorate Caeli claims that Pope Francis has said that there is a “gay lobby” in the Roman Curia.

Researchers in America are conducting a worldwide study to discover whether Muslims or Catholics are more generous towards the poor.

The Nineteen Sixty-four blog suggests that everyone contesting the 2016 US presidential election, except Hillary Clinton, is likely to be Catholic.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf hails a priest who is using technology to draw people to Confession.

And Cardinal George Pell of Sydney insists that “don’t get angry, get even” is a pagan, not a Christian saying.

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