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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/06/14

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

By on Monday, 9 June 2014

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

A Church that does not have the ability to surprise, is a weak, sick Church“, Pope Francis said as he celebrated Pentecost yesterday (full text, video).

At the Regina Caeli, the Pope thanked everyone who had prayed for yesterday’s historic meeting between the Israeli and Palestinian presidents (full text, video).

Belgian police have arrested a deacon “over the deaths of at least 40 patients in a Catholic hospital“.

Edgy American poet Patricia Lockwood discusses the influence of her colourful convert priest father.

Christopher Howse argues that a revered saint in Scotland is an impostor.

Will Grant profiles the priest who built a huge football stadium in a small Honduran town.

And Francis has helped Argentine players to celebrate victory in the Football World Cup for Lawyers.

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

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