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Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/13

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

By on Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino has resigned from the leadership council of the Cuban bishops’ conference.

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg has paid an €20,000 (£17,000, $27,000) fine to settle a case in which he was accused of making false statements.

Pope Francis will release his first apostolic exhortation, Evangelium Gaudium, next Tuesday (video).

The Vatican has invited the international consulting firm EY to “verify” the economic activity of Vatican City State (video).

Parishioners have walked out of a Mass in protest at the suspension of Scottish priest Fr Matthew Despard, author of the exposé Priesthood In Crisis.

Boston College has posted the full video of John Allen’s address on “The Francis Papacy: Reform, Renewal and Resistance”.

And a new book claims that Pope Francis has taught Vatican chefs how to make his favourite pudding: dulce de leche.

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