Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/04/13

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary (CNS)

Pope Francis is likely to open the Vatican’s wartime files on Pius XII to scholars, his friend Rabbi Abraham Skorka has said.

The Argentinian bishops are facing a new clash with the government after they said that a new justice reform bill could “weaken republican democracy”.

SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay has urged Pope Francis “not to allow souls to perish” in a letter to the Society’s supporters (full text).

A man murdered an elderly priest in Sicily because “he could not bear to listen” to his homilies, the Italian news agency ANSA has reported.

John Allen finds that Pope Francis’s decision not to award Vatican workers a traditional bonus has caused upset in the Roman Curia.

The Catholic World Report publishes an extract from Andrea Tornielli’s biography of Pope Francis.

And Fr John Zuhlsdorf notes that today is the eighth anniversary of Benedict XVI’s election.

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