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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/02/15

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (AP)

The Vatican may establish an environmental think tank, spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has said.

The world’s cardinals are ready to collaborate with Pope Francis to confront “the new challenges of the third Christian millennium”, Cardinal Angelo Sodano said yesterday.

Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi, who will become the world’s youngest cardinal tomorrow, says he “remains open” on Communion for the remarried.

Edward Pentin investigates claims that Cardinal Reinhard Marx has “an income of €11,500 per month, lives rent free, and his cars include a luxury 730i BMW”.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor says he believes “a consensus will arise” in support of Francis’s reform programme.

Andrea Gagliarducci examines plans to create a Vatican “super-congregation” focused on charity.

And Fr William Skudlarek OSB says the Vatican’s new Homiletic Directory suggests “a hyper-clericalised understanding of liturgy”.

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