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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/03/14

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

By on Thursday, 13 March 2014

Templeton Prize Laureate Tomáš Halík
(Templeton Prize / Tony Isbitt)

Templeton Prize Laureate Tomáš Halík (Templeton Prize / Tony Isbitt)

The Czech Catholic priest Tomáš Halík has won this year’s Templeton Prize (citation, Vatican Radio interview).

Poland’s bishops have elected Archbishop Stanisław Gadecki of Poznań as their new president.

The Irish bishops have said they will not release the results of the family synod questionnaire. has criticised the future Pope’s handling of abuse allegations as Archbishop of Buenos Aires (full report).

Paul Baumann, Andrew Brown, Fr Roger Landry, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Tom Nash, Francis Rocca, Sam Rocha and Jim Yardley mark the first anniversary of Francis’s election.

Debora Rey speaks to those who credit Francis with saving their lives during Argentina’s Dirty War.

And Cortina Musical has posted a song called “La Salsa Papal” to mark Francis’s anniversary (video).

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