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Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/07/13

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

By on Friday, 12 July 2013

Pope Francis greets cardinals earlier this year (CNS)

Pope Francis greets cardinals earlier this year (CNS)

Pope Francis has reportedly told a friend that his mission is difficult because there are “many ‘masters’ of the Pope” in the Vatican.

The Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, are working on a joint global initiative to reduce poverty.

English Archbishop Vincent Nichols will urge Catholics to pray for victims of the Syrian civil war at a Mass in London today.

American blogger Brandon Vogt has launched a petition asking the Holy See to allow the faithful to share Church texts freely online.

Michael Miller says there’s no reason to believe that the project to reconcile the SSPX to Rome is over.

Peter Kreeft argues that God sent us St Francis of Assisi “to teach us to rehearse for eternity“.

And Joshua Bowman presents five places where Catholics who feel persecuted by the secular world can flee to.

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