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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 17/07/13

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

By on Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Pope Francis will use a car similar to this one in Rio (AP)

Pope Francis will use a car similar to this one in Rio (AP)

Pope Francis will not use a bulletproof Popemobile during his trip to Brazil next week.

The Pope has appointed Fr Francis Duffy as Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois in Ireland.

A bishop in the Indian state of Orissa has urged the authorities to “ensure the safety and security” of Christians following the gang rape of a nun.

John Allen says the Vatican is confident that street protests won’t disrupt World Youth Day in Rio.

Tim Kelleher wonders if Pope Francis will convoke an ecumenical council.

George Weigel responds to the critics of his book Evangelical Catholicism.

And Vogue asks whether Pope Francis is changing the face of Italian fashion.

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