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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/08/13

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

By on Monday, 5 August 2013

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

World Youth Day pilgrims “are not following the Pope, they are following Jesus Christ”, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address yesterday (full text, video).

Zenit has published the second part of the full English translation of the Pope’s in-flight press conference (summary, part one).

Syria’s main opposition group has expressed “deep concern” over the reported kidnapping of Italian Jesuit Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen has described allegations of abuse at a former Catholic school in Scotland as “bitter, shaming and distressing“.

Apostolic delegate Archbishop J Peter Sartain will attend the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) next week.

Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman OSB wonders whether keenly awaited Vatican documents on the liturgy will ever be published.

And a photographer captures the moment Cardinal Raymond Burke responded to a boy who was crying because he was too young for Holy Communion.

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