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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/07/13

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

By on Friday, 26 July 2013

The Pope's official Twitter account, @Pontifex

The Pope's official Twitter account, @Pontifex

Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter, according to a new study.

Italy and the Holy See are on the brink of an agreement about the exchange of financial information.

Mgr Nunzio Scarano has accused cardinals of covering up abuses in a letter to Pope Francis from his prison cell.

Cardinal Raymond Burke argues that the idea that the liturgy is mainly about aesthetics is “a common misconception”.

George Weigel says that “1968 was perhaps the worst year imaginable” for the appearance of Humanae Vitae.

Jonathan Day reports that Rome is on the verge of approving five new English translations of liturgical texts.

And Mary Rezac explains that “We Need Saints”, a poem going viral on the internet, wasn’t written by Pope Francis.

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

This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Cardinal Burke referred to a “common misconception”, rather than a “Communist misconception”.