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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/10/13

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

By on Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The funeral service for four Copts killed on Sunday takes place in Cairo (AP)

The funeral service for four Copts killed on Sunday takes place in Cairo (AP)

The US State Department has condemned the killing of four Coptic Christians, including two girls, outside a church in Cairo on Sunday.

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg discussed his alleged overspending with Pope Francis yesterday.

The Sri Lankan government must be held accountable for “the killing of thousands of innocent civilians“, the Diocese of Jaffna’s Justice and Peace Commission has said.

The names of 10 candidates to succeed Cardinal Timothy Dolan as president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops were unveiled yesterday.

Russell Shaw argues that the mainstream media are “essentially right” about Pope Francis.

R Andrew Chesnut challenges John Allen’s thesis that there is a “global war” on Christians.

And Fr Thomas Rosica interviews Fr Matt Malone SJ, the youngest editor-in-chief of America magazine (video).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day