Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/10/14

The daughters of Asia Bibi hold a photo of their mother (CNS)

A Pakistani high court’s ruling confirming the death sentence against Asia Bibi is “heartbreaking“, Bishop Rufin Anthony of Islamabad-Rawalpindi has said.

An archbishop has reportedly ordered an inquiry into the resignation of English Bishop Kieran Conry last month.

Cardinal George Pell has said that “people will be immensely reassured” by the outcome of the family synod.

Edward Pentin stands by his interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper after the German cardinal denied commenting about Africans (Grant Gallicho, Matthew Schmitz).

Matteo Matzuzzi, Fr Philip Powell OP and Marco Tosatti reflect on the so-called “bishops’ revolt” at the synod yesterday.

John Allen asks if the Church is heading towards “a full-blown schism” after the synod.

And the Vatican is reportedly allowing Porsche to hold a private corporate event in the Sistine Chapel.

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