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Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/06/14

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

By on Thursday, 19 June 2014

Pope Francis pictured at yesterday's general audience (AP)

Pope Francis pictured at yesterday's general audience (AP)

The Pope has not cut back his summer schedule because of health concerns, the Vatican said yesterday.

Pope Francis will beatify 124 martyrs during his visit to South Korea in August, the Vatican has confirmed (full schedule).

The Catholic television network EWTN must comply with the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, a judge has ruled.

The idea of “male celibates” discussing family life at October’s synod is “completely bonkers“, ex-Irish president Mary McAleese has said.

Victor Gaetan describes Polish Communist General Jaruzelski’s deathbed reconciliation with the Church.

Christopher Howse examines the plight of Russia Catholics.

And Andrew Chesnut considers why the World Cup has such a “Catholic tenor“.

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

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