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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 21/05/14

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

By on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Francis greets representatives of indigenous people before the audience (AP)

Francis greets representatives of indigenous people before the audience (AP)

This week’s papal visit to the Holy Land is “strictly religious“, Pope Francis said at the general audience today (full text, short video, full video).

South Korean Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung has made his first visit to North Korea.

The October bishops’ synod will not focus solely on a “single issue“, synod secretary general Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri has said.

Marginalising Christianity would be “suicidal” for the European Union, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has suggested.

The Philippines is ready to receive Francis early next year, bishops’ conference president Archbishop Socrates Villegas has said.

George Weigel argues that some Catholics are in thrall to the “Fallacy of Wannabe Anglicanism“.

And the Archdiocese of Washington has become possibly the first Catholic diocese in the world to buy a drone (test flight video).

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

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