Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/09/13

The European Parliament building in Brussels (AP)

Francis will be invited next month to become the first pope to address the European Parliament since 1988.

Poland’s prosecutor general has asked the Dominican Republic for details of its investigation into alleged abuse by recalled Vatican envoy Archbishop Józef Wesołowski.

Australian author David Marr has written a controversial essay about Cardinal George Pell (buy full essay, extract, reactions from Cardinal Pell, Kate Edwards and Andrew Hamilton)

John Cornwell says Pope Francis’s big interview may signal “the beginning of a slow and painful restoration of moral authority” within the Church.

Andrew Brown argues that it’s counter-productive to call for greater anger over the massacre of Christians in Peshawar.

Peter Berger says that Pope Francis is unlikely ever to embrace Liberation Theology.

And the Israeli pop star Noa has written the score for a new musical about the life of Blessed John Paul II.

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