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Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/10/13

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

By on Monday, 14 October 2013

Pope Francis stands before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis stands before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary yesterday at the end of a weekend of Marian events at the Vatican (full text, full video).

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone joined more than 200,000 pilgrims in Fatima yesterday, just two days before he retires as Vatican Secretary of State.

Cardinal Angelo Amato beatified 522 martyrs of the Spanish Civil War on Sunday.

Women are called to service, not servitude, the Pope said on Saturday in a speech marking the 25th anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem (video).

Archbishop Piero Marini has described Sacrosanctum Concilium as “a magna carta capable of inspiring the renewal of the Church“.

Californian Catholics have returned a 200-year-old bell to a Russian Orthodox church in Alaska.

And Pope Francis has decided to sell his Harley-Davidson and give the proceeds to the homeless.

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