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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/11/13

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

By on Friday, 29 November 2013

Civilians find refuge in a church compound in Bossangoa, CAR (AP)

Civilians find refuge in a church compound in Bossangoa, CAR (AP)

Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui has urged the United Nations to send “a well-equipped, well-trained force” to end the violence in the Central African Republic.

Pope Francis is likely to visit the Holy Land in May, the Jerusalem Post has claimed.

Papal almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski has said that Pope Francis instructed him to “sell your desk” when he appointed him to his new role.

Catholics must approach others with “an attitude of openness in truth and love“, the Pope told members of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue yesterday (full text, video).

Mark de Vries says Cardinal Joachim Meisner’s successor as Archbishop of Cologne will be elected like a pope.

Fr Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute questions the economic vision of Evangelii Gaudium (video).

And Fr Ray Blake explains what a “self-absorbed promethean neo-pelagian” is.

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