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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/08/14

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

By on Monday, 18 August 2014

Pope Francis preaches at the closing Mass of Asian Youth Day (AP)

Pope Francis preaches at the closing Mass of Asian Youth Day (AP)

The Pope urged Asian youth to “wake up” as he celebrated the closing Mass of the sixth Asian Youth Day in South Korea yesterday (full text, short video, full video, photos).

More than 100,000 people have attended a Mass for the late Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos.

Zambian Archbishop Telesphor Mpundu has urged women to speak out about domestic abuse.

Sister Elizabeth Johnson has described the Vatican investigation of the US Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) as “unconscionable” (full text).

Nicholas Kristof explains why he’s “become a huge fan of nuns“.

Fr Timothy Finigan calls for the “debate on who should and should not receive Holy Communion” to be re-framed.

And John Allen says that even South Korea’s pimps are impressed by Francis.

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

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