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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/06/15

Pope Francis prays before the Turin Shroud yesterday (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Francis prayed before the Turin Shroud on Sunday at the start of his two-day visit to the Italian city (short video, full video, official programme).

The “great powers” did nothing when they received reports of Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others being sent to Nazi death camps, the Pope told young people in Turin yesterday (full video).

Pope Francis will visit Uganda and the Central African Republic in November, the Vatican has confirmed.

Vatican Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi has denied claims that he diverted €30m (£21m, $34m) in state funds to save a Church-run clinic.

John Allen, Angela Ambrogetti, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Ross Douthat, Anthony Faiola and Chris Mooney, Giles Fraser, David Gardner, David Gibson, Leroy Huizenga, Holman Jenkins, Phil Lawler, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Charles Moore, Chad Pecknold, Ted Widmer and Fr John Zuhlsdorf reflect on the new encyclical.

Jason Jones and John Zmirak appeal for more disunity in the pro-life movement.

And Diana von Glahn describes her role in the creation of a pretzel inspired by Our Lady, Undoer of Knots.

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