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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 17/09/14

Pope Francis arrives for the general audience (AP)

It is the Holy Spirit who prevents us from being self-absorbed,” Francis said at today’s general audience (short video, full video).

The Pope also asked for prayers for his trip to Albania on Sunday, amid claims he is an ISIS terrorist target.

The Council of Cardinal Advisers is “making progress toward a new draft constitution” for the Curia, a Vatican spokesman has said.

Francis has approved the canonisation of Sri Lanka’s first saint ahead of his visit in January (decree).

Sandro Magister suggests that Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke is “on the verge of being demoted“.

George Weigel says Benedict XVI would take no pleasure “in history’s vindication of his Regensburg lecture“.

And Rome Reports says the Pope’s inter-religious Match for Peace has raised €2.5m (£2m, $3.2m) for charity.

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

The next must-reads will be on Friday, September 19.

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