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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 30/04/14

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

By on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Francis passes a tapestry of St John Paul II as he leaves the general audience (AP)

Francis passes a tapestry of St John Paul II as he leaves the general audience (AP)

The Holy Spirit helps us “to better understand the things of God“, Pope Francis said at today’s general audience (full text, short video, full video).

Aleppo looks like it’s been levelled by an earthquake after recent fighting, Armenian Catholic Archbishop Boutros Marayati has said.

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal has opened the first Catholic pastoral centre for migrant workers in Israel.

New data suggests Francis’s election “boosted Italy’s religious tourism” industry, reports Zenit.

Tom Piatak says Brideshead Revisited shows why Cardinal Kasper is wrong about Communion for the remarried.

Lutheran pastor Graham Glover explains why he’s “utterly captivated by the papacy“.

And the Vatican has unveiled the new design for its website.

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

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