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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/10/13

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

By on Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the SSPX (AP)

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the SSPX (AP)

SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay has accused Pope Francis of being a “genuine modernist” who is making the crisis in the Church “10,000 times worse”.

The Church needs “credible witnesses” if it is to evangelise a sceptical world, Pope Francis has said (full text, video).

The Diocese of Rome has denied a funeral to the Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died last Friday (John Allen).

Many young Filipino Catholics believe the Church is too involved in the country’s politics, a major survey has found.

Dan Browning profiles Jennifer Haselberger, the whistleblower taking on the American Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis.

Jewish convert to Catholicism Michael Coren defends G K Chesterton against charges of anti-Semitism.

And Pope Francis has sent money to an Italian pensioner after she wrote to him saying a thief had stolen her purse.

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