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Lesley-Anne Knight is the first female secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis (CNS photo/Cindy Wooden)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/03/11

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

The Queen receives Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, at Buckingham Palace (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

Archbishop Mennini was taken to Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage

Pope Benedict XVI looks at a white dove that was freed at the end of the Angelus prayer yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/01/11

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

According to the US columnist John Allen, Pope Benedict XVI will soon have named 21 of the 25 most senior officials in the Church (Photo: PA)

The bishops’ conferences could soon be beginning to look very different

The Italian archbishop has done brilliantly as nuncio to Russia and is regarded as a key Vatican insider

Archbishop Antonio Mennini has firmly defended the place of the Orthodox Church in Russian society (Photo: CNS)

But we really don’t know; maybe I’m being guilty of wishful thinking

Archbishop Antonio Mennini, new nuncio to Britain, is pictured with French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray and Fr Aleksadr of the Novosibirsk Russian Orthodox Church (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Mennini is widely credited with improving relations with the Russian Orthodox

Pope Benedict XVI offers a blessing from the window of his apartment (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/12/10

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