Today’s Catholic must-reads: 04/06/14

Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for the general audience (AP)

Piety doesn’t mean putting on “a saintly face”, Pope Francis said at his general audience today (short video, full video).

Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has defended the Pope’s critique of capitalist excesses in a speech in America (full text).

New Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is “the right man at the right time“, Catholic Bishop Adel Zaky has said.

A conference seeking to “improve the pastoral care of Gypsies” will began at the Vatican tomorrow.

Former Anglican blogger Greg Griffiths explains why he has become a Catholic.

Tim Wong describes what really happened to the nuns in Poulenc’s opera Dialogues des carmélites.

And Fabrice Coffrini admires the skills and sportsmanship of a Society of St Pius X soccer team.

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


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