Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/07/14

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the Angelus yesterday (AP)

Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus that he is close to Christians who were “stripped of everything” when Islamists forced them to flee Mosul this weekend (full video).

Sunni militants driving out the faithful in Iraq are worse than Genghis Khan, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has said.

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Paddy Agnew and Damian Thompson reflect on the tensions between Pope Francis and parts of the Roman Curia.

John Allen charts the rise of the FOBs – the Friends of Bergoglio.

Garry O’Sullivan profiles the priest behind the “Vatican’s digital miracle“.

And Rome Reports visits a parish that has decorated its church pillars with comic book drawings (video).

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


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