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Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/01/14

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

By on Monday, 27 January 2014

Francis waves after the peace doves were released yesterday (AP)

Francis waves after the peace doves were released yesterday (AP)

God prefers to begin from the outskirts,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address yesterday (full text, full video).

The Pope also called for an end to violence and for “constructive dialogue” in Ukraine.

Two peace doves released after the Angelus were promptly attacked by a seagull and a crow.

Ecumenism has given us “a deeper understanding” of the Petrine ministry, Francis said at St Paul Outside the Walls on Saturday (full text, full video)

Fr Joseph Fessio SJ criticises Notre Dame professor Gary Gutting’s appeal for Francis to “rethink abortion“.

Lauren Green describes what it was like to play piano before Benedict XVI earlier this month (video).

And Fr John Zuhlsdorf wonders what Francis meant when he described women’s role in the Church as “capillary and incisive”.

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