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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 06/11/13

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

By on Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Pope Francis walks past musicians before a general audience (AP)

Pope Francis walks past musicians before a general audience (AP)

Pope Francis asked pilgrims to pray for a seriously ill girl he had just visited at his general audience this morning (full text, full video, short video).

Priests and lay people should not take part in meetings at which the authenticity of the apparitions at Medjugorje “would be taken for granted”, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has told the bishops of the United States.

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has described Israel’s decision to demolish a Church-owned property as an act that “increases segregation and hate”.

Women religious have asked Pope Francis to designate February 8 as a world day of prayer against human trafficking.

Joseph Shaw says the English and Welsh bishops’ online consultation is “the worst-designed survey I have ever seen“.

Andrea Tornielli says that people are forgetting what Benedict XVI really stood for.

And FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Pope Francis, “a passionate follower of our sport“, on November 22.

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