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Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/07/13

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

By on Thursday, 11 July 2013

Ernst von Freyberg, president of the Vatican bank (AP)

Ernst von Freyberg, president of the Vatican bank (AP)

The Vatican has issued regulations forbidding the destruction or manipulation of documents relating to the Vatican bank, reports Andrea Tornielli.

Four out of 10 Poles attend Sunday Mass, according to the latest figures.

Politicians in Italy have accused the Pope of promoting illegal immigration through his visit to Lampedusa on Monday.

Kevin Jones describes the miraculous healing of a newborn that led to a breakthrough in the Cause of Opus Dei Bishop Álvaro del Portillo.

Sandro Magister says that “after 120 days of his pontificate Pope Francis has not yet spoken the words abortion, euthanasia, homosexual marriage“.

British comedian Frank Skinner explains why he loves Ignatian spirituality (full text).

And a Colombian priest has responded to the Pope’s appeal for simplicity by putting his Mercedes convertible up for sale.

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