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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/11/13

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

By on Monday, 18 November 2013

Pope Francis holds a packet of 'Misericordina' at the Angelus yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis holds a packet of 'Misericordina' at the Angelus yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis handed out 20,000 boxes of a medicine known as “Misericordina” to pilgrims gathered for the Angelus yesterday (full video).

A judge has charged two Chileans with carrying out a terrorist attack on a Spanish cathedral last month.

Archbishop Pietro Parolin finally took up his new role as Vatican Secretary of State on Saturday.

Francis has phoned a seriously ill traditionalist writer and assured him he understands that his criticisms of his pontificate are motivated by love.

NT Wright says he hopes his massive new book about St Paul “will remake the way the next generation tackles the big questions” about the Apostle.

Austin Ruse worries that online family synod consultations are creating “an expectations game that is profoundly dangerous“.

And Chris Lowney says the future Pope once offered a master class in leadership in a laundry room.

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