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The Pope visits the parish of St Rita in Cotonou on the second day of his journey to Benin in West Africa (AP Photo/Sandro Bianchi, pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/11/11

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

Altar servers kneel during Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo)

The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has clarified that female altar servers are not allowed at Extraordinary Form Masses

Altar servers pictured at an Extraordinary Form Mass at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

I agree with Fr Alban McCoy’s decision even though I am not, in fact, in favour of altar girls

Cardinal Walter Brandmüller celebrated the old Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday (CNS photo)

The Instruction insists that the whole Church should have access to its riches, says Dr Alcuin Reid