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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/09/13

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

By on Monday, 16 September 2013

Children listen to Pope Francis's Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Children listen to Pope Francis's Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Mercy is “the true force that can save man and the world from the ‘cancer’ of sin“, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address yesterday (video).

Mgr Leo Cushley has said it would “be wiser and more helpful” if his predecessor Cardinal Keith O’Brien does not return to Scotland.

Argentine priest José Gabriel Brochero was beatified in the northern city of Cordoba on Saturday.

Pope Francis has said the media have reported only a fraction of his out-of-the-blue phone calls.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said “there is a growing tendency to ‘tabloidism’ in sectors of the Catholic press“.

Matt Wells suggests that Catalan activist Sister Teresa Forcades is “one of Europe’s most influential Left-wing public intellectuals“.

And a new online campaign is seeking to persuade Benedict XVI not to give up writing, by sending him a pencil case and testimonies of how his work has changed lives (video).

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