Zenit has published the full text of Pope Francis’s “off-the-cuff, mini-encyclical” on poverty and ecology.
Young people are being discarded by a “throwaway” culture, the Pope has said in a message to Italian youth.
The Vatican and the Italian ministry of defence have signed an agreement to promote sporting values.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx says the Church’s doors are now “wider than they have ever been since the Second Vatican Council“.
Fr John O’Malley SJ detects a “sinister ring” to Ross Douthat’s call to resist the Pope on Communion for the remarried (Phil Lawler, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Sean Winters).
Elizabeth Dias argues that you shouldn’t “believe most of what you read about the Vatican”.
And papal portrait artist Igor Babailov explains why “being an artist is a profession given by God”.
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The next must-reads will be on Monday, November 3.
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