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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/01/14

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

By on Friday, 10 January 2014

Archbishop Józef Wesołowski pictured in Santo Domingo in 2009 (CNS)

Archbishop Józef Wesołowski pictured in Santo Domingo in 2009 (CNS)

The Holy See has reportedly rejected a request to extradite a Polish archbishop accused of abuse while serving as papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic.

Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo has said the country’s Christians “cannot accept” a future under sharia law.

The Vatican has officially approved liturgies conducted in the Mayan languages Tzotzil and Tzeltal.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has created a new liturgical institute named after Benedict XVI.

Ivor Roberts considers whether Pope Francis can succeed in bringing peace to Syria.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and David Byrne ponder what Francis really thinks about capitalism.

And Donna Brazile asks if the award-winning film Philomena is anti-Catholic.

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