Today’s Catholic must-reads: 10/11/10

People gather at the scene of a bomb attack in Baghdad today (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

At least three more Iraqi Christians were killed overnight in Baghdad in a wave of bombings and mortar attacks.

The French government has said it will defend Christian minorities living in majority Muslim countries.

A Vatican official has called for greater protection of Christian minorities at the general assembly of Interpol in Doha.

Benedict XVI recalled his two-day visit to Spain at his general audience today (video).

The Archbishop of Canterbury will visit the Vatican on November 17 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity (video).

The Archdiocese of New York may close 15 Catholic schools in New York City.

Austen Ivereigh wonders if Benedict XVI’s trip to Spain was as successful as his visit to Britain.

Canadian Catholic philosopher Charles Taylor ponders “the meaning of secularism”.

And Fr Ray Blake tries to define the elusive Anglican patrimony.