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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/06/15

Laurent Stefanini, right, at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

The French government has said it expects the Holy See to decide “within a week to 10 days” whether to approve its proposed ambassador Laurent Stefanini.

A Canadian truth and reconciliation commission has given Pope Francis a deadline of a year to personally apologise, in Canada, for the abuse of aboriginal children at Catholic-run schools.

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin will inaugurate the second Catholic church in the United Arab Emirates on June 11 (Italian report).

No one should be surprised by the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA, a Vatican official has said.

Jonathan Luxmoore investigates how European Catholics have responded to the latest family synod questionnaire.

Rorate Caeli names the men most likely to succeed Archbishop André-Joseph Leonard as Primate of Belgium.

And a priest has set off on a 3,510-mile bicycle ride across America.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.