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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/03/13

Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin (AP/Sergei Grits)

The Vatican Secretariat of State may create an office for resolving international disputes, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has announced.

The 75th anniversary of the Legion of Christ should be an occasion for the “purification of memory”, general director Fr Eduardo Robles-Gil has said (full text).

The Pope’s decision to appoint a bishop with ties to a notorious abuser has caused uproar in a Chilean diocese, reports Inés San Martín.

Sandro Magister hails Cardinal Parolin as the “perfect diplomat”.

Ross Douthat says Francis’s critics fall into three groups.

John Allen makes five predictions for Francis’s third year as Pope.

And Noah Rayman offers five leadership lessons from Francis’s first two years in office.

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