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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/08/14

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

By on Friday, 29 August 2014

Pope celebrates Mass at a cemetery in Rome in November (CNS)

Pope celebrates Mass at a cemetery in Rome in November (CNS)

Pope Francis will honour the First World War dead in a ceremony on the Italian border with Slovenia on September 13 (video).

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos has said that he refuses to have a bodyguard despite the presence of Boko Haram.

A priest has apologised for comparing the disgraced Legionaries of Christ founder to St Mary Magdalene in a promotional booklet.

Rocco Palmo and John Thavis ponder yesterday’s major curial move.

Daniel Burke says there’s a “steely spine behind Francis’s friendly smile” (video).

Fr Robert Barron explains why he’s “chagrined” by Woody Allen’s “desperate nihilism”.

And ChurchPop marvels at a 16th-century monk automaton.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day

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