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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/02/14

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

By on Monday, 10 February 2014

Pope Francis waves at yesterday's Angelus

Pope Francis waves at yesterday's Angelus

Christians are “called to become in the world a living Gospel“, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full video).

Francis told Sri Lankan pilgrims on Saturday that he intends to visit their country soon (full text, short video).

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has said he doesn’t “see any theological justification” for admitting re-married Catholics to Holy Communion.

Pope Benedict is at peace with himself,” Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said on the eve of the first anniversary of Benedict XVI’s resignation (transcript).

There are wide variations in what Catholics believe around the world, a poll of the faithul on five continents has found (results).

John Cornwell explains why he has sent an open letter to Pope Francis appealing for a ban on childhood Confession.

And Hannah Vaughan-Spruce wonders what would happen if parishes catechised adults rather than children for a year.

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