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Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/06/14

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

By on Thursday, 5 June 2014

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home

Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam has said he is “greatly shocked” by the discovery of a mass grave for almost 800 children at a Church-run home in Ireland (full text).

Afghan police claim they have located Jesuit priest Fr Alexis Prem Kumar, who was kidnapped on Monday.

The Catholic bishops of Kerala have expressed “full support” for new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

Some 400 men have “recently left the priesthood” in Portugal, a former priest has claimed.

David Gibson considers whether the Pope will succeed in crafting a “‘Francis Doctrine’ for the 21st century” in world affairs.

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth says apologetics today is much harder than it was in CS Lewis’s day.

And a Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines official has called for boy band One Direction to be banned from the country.

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

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