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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/06/13

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

By on Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Pope Francis attends a meeting with Jewish leaders yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis attends a meeting with Jewish leaders yesterday (AP)

Many Jewish people remain concerned about the prospect of Pius XII’s canonisation, Lawrence Schiffman, chairman of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations, told the Pope yesterday.

A hermit staying at a Franciscan monastery in Syria has died after reportedly being struck by a stray bullet.

Burmese Archbishop Charles Bo has said he hopes the Church can act as a bridge between warring Buddhists and Muslims.

Yesterday Pope Francis received the leader of the Qom ethnic group, who are in dispute with the Argentine president Cristina Kirchner (video).

Sandro Magister, John Allen and Laurence England weigh up what the Pope’s absence at last Saturday’s concert in his honour really means.

Mark Shea reveals “the most popular moral heresy in the world“.

And Melinda Selmys argues that James Joyce anticipated Pope Francis in his critique of the “spiritual narcissism” of the Church.

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