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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 13/11/13

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

By on Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller (CNS)

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller (CNS)

Vatican doctrinal chief Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller has urged the Archdiocese of Freiburg to revise its new policy of inviting divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has thanked everyone who has supported the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in an emotional interview with Vatican Radio (audio).

North Korea executed several people simply for possessing Bibles last Sunday, a South Korean news agency has reported.

Pope Francis has hailed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone as a “jovial personality” in the foreword to the cardinal’s new book on Vatican diplomacy (full text of Cardinal Bertone’s launch address).

Benedict XVI made a “decisive” contribution to inter-religious dialogue, despite controversy over the Regensburg lecture, Vatican Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has said (video).

Brantly Millegan wonders if Pope Francis’s internet “mega-celebrity” is helping to advance the Church’s mission.

And Debra Bruno asks whether the beatification of Matteo Ricci would heal the rift between the Holy See and China.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.