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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/04/14

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

By on Tuesday, 8 April 2014

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets Pope Francis yesterday (AP)

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets Pope Francis yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis discussed next month’s visit to the Holy Land with King Abdullah II of Jordan yesterday (video).

A Pakistani court has sentenced a Christian couple to death over an allegedly blasphemous text message.

The Vatican has unveiled the motto and logo of Pope Francis’s visit to South Korea in August.

Argentine Archbishop Carlos Ñáñez has criticised media coverage of the baptism of a lesbian couple’s child.

Mick Forgey asks who decides “what is acceptable compensation for a sitting bishop and for a retired bishop“.

Karl Giberson introduces “the prize-winning Catholic biologist creationists can’t stand“.

And a new museum containing Blessed John Paul II’s socks, shoes and sunglasses will open tomorrow in Wadowice (photos).

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

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