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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 22/01/14

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

By on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Francis in his rain-covered popemobile at this morning's audience (AP)

Francis in his rain-covered popemobile at this morning's audience (AP)

“Scandal” is the only word for the divisions among Christians, Pope Francis said at his general audience this morning (video).

The Holy See has sent a delegation to the peace talks on Syria that began today in Geneva.

The Pope has tweeted his support for the March for Life taking place today in a freezing Washington DC (Rocco Palmo).

Francis is considering a visit to South Korea in August, the Vatican said today.

John Allen argues that “in many ways Francis has become the new Nelson Mandela“.

Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles Brown says that Christian “unity does not come cheap“.

And Rome Reports captures the moment Francis blessed lambs on the feast of St Agnes.

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