Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/07/13

Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuân in Rome in 2001 (CNS)

The diocesan phase of the Cause of the heroic Vietnamese Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuân will conclude tomorrow.

The Vatican’s financial watchdog has become a member of the Egmont Group, a financial intelligence network combatting organised crime.

The Archdiocese of Seoul has launched a “rosary marathon” for the canonisation of 124 martyrs.

Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez had caused uproar after using a pejorative term in reference to the new US ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

New evidence suggesting that Cardinal Timothy Dolan attempted to shield assets from abuse victims as Archbishop of Milwaukee is “shocking“, says the New York Times editorial board.

Yoel Cohen considers what impact Pope Francis will have on Catholic-Jewish relations.

And John Burger says the Pope has quickly established a remarkable rapport with Orthodox Christians.

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