Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/06/13

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Cardinal Kurt Koch, the head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, will end a two-day visit to Ukraine today aimed at healing divisions between Catholics and Orthodox believers.

A new bill could lead to forced abortions in New York state, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has warned Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Filipino bishops have criticised a decree encouraging missionaries to tote guns in the country’s hotspots.

Parents of an American journalist abducted in Syria have said they are grateful to the Pope for speaking out on behalf of kidnap victims.

Pope Francis has expressed his condolences on the death of Polish Cardinal Stanisław Kazimierz Nagy.

Fr Raymond Schroth SJ argues that the new evangelisation is running out of steam.

And Business Insider says rich countries full of Catholics are the most accepting places in the world for gay people.

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