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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/06/13

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

By on Friday, 28 June 2013

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

Police have arrested an Italian cleric already under investigation for his ties to the Vatican bank for allegedly trying to bring €20m ($26m, £17m) in cash into Italy from Switzerland.

Three of the four bishops ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre have issued a statement marking the 25th anniversary of the Écône consecrations this Sunday.

Ertharin Cousin, the executive director of the World Food Programme, briefed Pope Francis about the hunger crisis in Syria yesterday (video).

The Vatican Television Centre has acquired hundreds of hours of television footage of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires before his election as Pope.

Dana Dillon considers the implications of this week’s US Supreme Court ruling for Catholics.

Mgr Charles Pope asks whether Catholics should now refer to traditional marriage simply as “holy matrimony”.

And Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, a participant in this week’s Sacra Liturgia conference in Rome, discusses the importance of simply “being” in the liturgy (video).

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