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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/09/13

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

By on Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and Pope Francis  in March (AP)

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and Pope Francis in March (AP)

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has said that “there were matters that got out of control” during his seven years as Vatican Secretary of State.

The Pope has “expressed concern about the bans on kosher slaughter in Poland“, Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, said after a meeting with Francis yesterday.

Never kill your neighbour with words,” Pope Francis said as he resumed his morning Masses with Vatican workers yesterday (video).

Cathedrals in England and Wales have said they are seeing a rise in Confessions inspired by Pope Francis and his predecessor (full survey results).

AsiaNews reports that Pope Francis and his new Secretary of State are winning praise in senior Chinese government circles.

Alessandra Nucci posts a powerful letter from an embattled community of Trappist nuns in Syria.

And actor Rodrigo de la Serna, who played Che Guevara’s travelling companion in The Motorcycle Diaries, will star as Pope Francis in a new biopic.

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