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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/03/14

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

By on Monday, 10 March 2014

Pope Francis at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Pope Francis at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

The temptation of Jesus shows that “one can’t dialogue with Satan because he is so cunning“, the Pope said in yesterday’s Angelus address (full text, full video).

Francis left the Vatican on a bus with curial officials yesterday at the start of a six-day Lenten retreat (video, Edward Pentin).

The Pope named Cardinal Reinhard Marx as the coordinator of the new Vatican Council for the Economy on Saturday.

Francis “probably will” meet abuse victims, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has said (transcript, video).

Daniel Burke, Julian Coman, Michael Coren, David Gibson, Eric Lyman, Gerard O’Connell, Michael Sean Winters, Peter Stanford, Paul Vallely and Gene Van Son mark the first anniversary of Francis’s election on Thursday.

John Allen says the Arabian Peninsula today is “seeing one of the most dramatic Catholic growth rates anywhere in the world“.

And Carl Bunderson explains why American Catholics are permitted to eat alligator meat on Fridays in Lent.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day