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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 23/07/14

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

By on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

An Iraqi Christian woman who fled Mosul sits in a church in Telkaif (CNS)

An Iraqi Christian woman who fled Mosul sits in a church in Telkaif (CNS)

The “real actors” in the Iraq crisis are foreign governments and Big Oil, Archbishop Jean Sleiman, Latin Rite Archbishop of Baghdad, has claimed.

The International Union of Muslim Scholars has condemned the expulsion of Christians from Mosul.

America magazine has appointed a Beijing correspondent as part of a major expansion.

Lord Alton of Liverpool says ISIS has made a “hateful mockery” of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Bishop Giorgio Bertin, apostolic administrator of Somalia, says he must conceal his identity when he visits the country.

Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ says true science “is not the realm of atheists or narrow, egotistical fools“.

And Carolyn Nezat presents an extraordinary gallery of incorrupt saints on her Pinterest page.

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

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