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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 16/10/13

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

By on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis (AP)

An apostle’s first duty is prayer, Pope Francis said at his general audience this morning (short video, full video).

The French bishops have approved a new translation of the Our Father following concerns about the phrase “Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation”.

The Vatican has asked an outside firm to investigate the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.

Fr Ray Blake asks if the Diocese of Rome was right to refuse a funeral to Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke.

Cathleen Kaveny urges critics of Humanae Vitae to “situate their argument within the Catholic moral tradition, rather than presenting it in a purely secular manner“.

Joshua McElwee meets an Indian archbishop on a mission to reduce the world’s anger levels.

And Pope Francis tried on a fireman’s helmet in St Peter’s Square this morning (video).

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