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Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/05/15

Archbishop Edmundo Valenzuela of Asunción (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Paraguayan Archbishop Edmundo Valenzuela has accused the UN of promoting a “culture of death” after it pressed the country to give a 10-year-old rape victim an abortion.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has succeeded Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga as president of Caritas.

The environment encyclical will be published next month, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed.

Attorneys have called for the immediate release of an 85-year-old American nun imprisoned for vandalising a uranium storage bunker.

A judge has ordered parishioners in Boston to end an 11-year vigil protesting against their church’s closure.

Laurie Goodstein investigates why a Vatican inquiry into American women religious came to a sudden end.

And Rome Reports explains how to see the Vatican live from anywhere in the world.

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