Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/11/14

Pope Francis blesses the faithful at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

We need bridges, not walls,” Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (full text, full video).

The Pope has recognised the “heroic virtues” of an Italian boy who died aged 12 in 1979.

The French bishops are backing an appeal for St John Eudes to be declared a Doctor of the Church (French report).

Rocco Palmo says English Archbishop Paul Gallagher is an “astonishing choice” as the Vatican’s new “foreign minister”.

Fr Dwight Longenecker, Rorate Caeli and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on Cardinal Raymond Burke’s demotion.

John Allen says a “‘Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!’ moment” awaits Francis in Turkey.

And “exceedingly low church Pentecostal” pastor Paul Prather explains why he loves Pope Francis.

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