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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/09/13

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

By on Thursday, 5 September 2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (CNS)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (CNS)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has written a letter to US President Barack Obama urging him not to attack Syria (full text).

The Holy See has recalled its ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Józef Wesołowski, after local media accused him of paedophilia.

Middle Eastern Christians are crying out “Enough blood! Enough violence! Enough hatred!“, Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq, has said.

The Vatican Congregation for Clergy has urged priests to celebrate Mass every day (full text in Italian).

Pope Francis has joked that if he moved into the Apostolic Palace he might get robbed, an Argentine archbishop has said.

Karl Keating, president of Catholic Answers, defends the use of the term “radical traditionalist”.

And an American man has accused his local Catholic church of causing his divorce by ringing its bells “700 times a week”.

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