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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/08/13

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

By on Thursday, 29 August 2013

Pope Francis greets the faithful outside the Basilica of Sant'Agostino (AP)

Pope Francis greets the faithful outside the Basilica of Sant'Agostino (AP)

Christians must ask themselves if they have “a heart that is asleep“, Pope Francis said as he celebrated Mass on the feast of St Augustine yesterday (short video, full video).

The Pope urged young Italians to “make the future with beauty, with goodness and truth” when he met them yesterday.

Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass with his former students at the Vatican on Sunday (video).

The Dominican Republic has recognised its first religious wedding not held in a Catholic church.

Bishop Theophile Kaboy of Goma has said that “August has been very painful” for his flock as the Congolese army clashes with M23 rebels.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York praises Martin Luther King for bringing religious values into the public square.

And Travis LaCouter argues that young Catholics should be busy creating content for the website BuzzFeed.

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