Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/12/13

A girl in Mexico eats a meal provided with the help of Caritas (CNS)

Pope Francis has given his backing to a new campaign to end the “global scandal” of hunger by 2025 launched by Caritas Internationalis today (papal video message).

Francis has been shortlisted for Time’s 2013 Person of Year award, with the winner announced tomorrow.

The Pope is facing “silent opposition” in the Church from those who “do not question themselves”, Sant’Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi has said.

Isidore Ngei Ko Lat will become the first Burmese Catholic ever to be proclaimed Blessed, the Vatican announced yesterday (full list of advancing Causes).

Brandon Vogt explains why the Vatican “mysteriously removed the text” of Evangelii Gaudium briefly last week.

Fr John Coleman SJ says the family synod questionnaire is “a good beginning”, but “the deadlines, however, are totally unrealistic“.

And the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, has told an Italian interviewer that he reads the Rule of St Benedict at night.

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