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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/06/14

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

By on Monday, 16 June 2014

Sant'Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi greets the Pope yesterday (AP)

Sant'Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi greets the Pope yesterday (AP)

Catholics must help a “tired” Europe rediscover its roots, Pope Francis said during a visit to Sant’Egidio community‘s headquarters in Rome yesterday (full video, John Allen).

The Pope announced that he will make a day-long trip to Albania on September 21 at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, video).

A priest injured in an attack that killed another cleric in Phoenix, Arizona, is expected to make a full recovery (profile).

John Allen argues that the best way to end the Pius XII controversy is to canonise the wartime pope.

Andrea Gagliarducci says Francis may have a host of further surprises up his sleeve.

Gil Shefler visits the Spanish village that marks Corpus Christi with a baby-leaping ceremony.

And the Archbishop of Canterbury has predicted that the Church of England cricket team will crush the Vatican XI when they meet in September.

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

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