Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/06/14

Sister Cristina Scuccia performs after winning the final of The Voice (AP)

Singing nun Sister Cristina Scuccia has won the Italian version of The Voice (video).

Brazilian bishops have criticised the government for spending billions on the World Cup while neglecting “health, education, basic sanitation, transportation and security”.

Pope Francis has praised soldiers who fought “Nazi barbarism” in a message on the 70th anniversary of D-Day (video).

Massimo Faggioli explains how Francis is dealing with Italian bishops opposed to his vision.

Rorate Caeli marks the 70th anniversary of Pius XII’s powerful address upon the liberation of Rome.

Neil Ormerod argues that Pope Francis is “creating a seismic shift in how the Catholic Church talks about climate change“.

And a bishop has won a standing ovation after throwing an impressive first pitch at a baseball game (video).

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


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