Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/05/14

Pope Francis waves as he appears for a Regina Caeli address (AP)

Conflicts in the Church should be resolved by “discussion, scrutiny and prayer“, Pope Francis said at the Regina Caeli yesterday (full text, full video).

Archbishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, has called for prayers after a weekend of violence in Libya.

Irish bishops have urged young voters “to ensure that their voices are heard” in this week’s European elections (full text).

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has announced its official delegation for the historic meeting between Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis in the Holy Land on Sunday.

John Allen says four challenges await Francis during his three-day visit to the Holy Land.

Sally Dwyer-McNulty argues that there is “a renaissance of simplicity” in Catholic clothing.

And Andrea Gagliarducci reveals that Benedict XVI was nearly nominated for a Nobel Prize – in literature.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.


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