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Iraqi refugees at a camp near the northern city of Erbil (CNS)

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Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst (CNS)

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst will advise the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation on catechesis

A car drives past the residence of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and the Catholic cathedral in Limburg (CNS)

Why the German Church is rich and arrogant

Billions of euros pour into the German hierarchy’s coffers every year thanks to the church tax. Hardly anyone goes to Mass, but it means the bishops can bully Rome

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with the Egyptian president yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/11/14

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Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

The Vatican is acting with unusual determination in the ‘bishop of bling’ case

Francis arrives for the general audience this morning (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 29/01/14

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Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

Hamburg prosecutors had charged him with lying in a case involving Der Spiegel magazine

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/13

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Pope Francis greets a child during his visit to a slum in Rio in August (CNS)

Must Catholics be poor?

There should not be one standard for the clergy and another for us lay people

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg

A priest whom Bishop Tebartz-van Elst had selected as his vicar general will administer the diocese in his absence, the Vatican said