Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/04/14

Pope Francis greets Bishop Juan Ignacio González Errázuriz

Pope Francis has given an interview aimed at young people to Chilean Bishop Juan Ignacio González Errázuriz (video in Spanish).

The Pope criticised “bat-like Christians who prefer the shadows to the light of the Lord’s presence” at today’s morning Mass.

Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga has condemned the “barbaric” murder of a priest in the Central African Republic on Good Friday.

Vandals have daubed paint on a memorial to Pope John Paul II in the Polish city of Kraków.

Fr Ray Blake, Daniel Burke, David Gibson and Joshua McElwee ponder the meaning the Pope’s controversial phone call to a Argentine woman.

Fr Robert Barron, Fr Ray Blake, Douglas Bushman, Michael Brendan Dougherty and NCR Editorial Staff comment on Sunday’s papal canonisations.

And South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier has said he hopes to tell Francis about the recent success of his favourite football team, Burnley.

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