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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 09/04/14

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

By on Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Pope Francis at this morning's general audience (AP)

Pope Francis at this morning's general audience (AP)

Francis said the “brutal killing” of Fr Frans van der Lugt filled him with “profound pain” at the general audience this morning (full text).

The Pope began a new cycle of catechesis at today’s audience, dedicated to the Holy Spirit (full text, full video).

The Pontiff has expressed his condolences following the death of Iraqi Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly.

A new study has found that the majority of American clergy surveyed dislike the new English Mass translation.

Syrian Jesuit Tony Homsy pays tribute to his friend Fr Frans van der Lugt.

Peter Pomerantsev discusses the Crimean crisis with students at the Ukrainian Catholic University.

And an Argentine diocese is taking Confession out on to the city streets (video).

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

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