Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/10/12

Swiss Guards salute as a new bishop arrives at the synod hall (AP)

Cardinal Donald Wuerl offered a summary of the 230 speeches delivered at the synod of the bishops on the new evangelisation yesterday as the synod reached its halfway point (video, report by Bishop Gerald Kicanas).

Benedict XVI has summoned the world’s apostolic nuncios to a meeting in Rome in June.

The Pope will canonise seven new saints on Sunday, including the Native American Kateri Tekakwitha (video).

The high court in Islamabad has adjourned the trial of Rimsha Masih, the Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy, to November 14.

John Allen wonders why no one at the synod of bishops has mentioned deacons.

And the Catholic News Service unveils its new project: a chronicle of events 50 years ago to the day at the Second Vatican Council.

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