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Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/06/15

Barack Obama meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 27, 2014 (AP)

US President Barack Obama has urged “all world leaders” to heed the message of Pope Francis’s new encyclical.

A suspected arson attack has “caused heavy damage” at the Church of the Multiplication near the Sea of Galilee in Israel.

The Holy See has promised to abide by a proposed law on foreign funding of religious groups in Russia.

Jimmy Akin, John Allen, Catholic Voices, Meghan Clark, Paul Collins, Kevin Cotter, EJ Dionne, Fr Raymond de Souza, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Massimo Faggioli, Andrea Gagliarducci, Justin Gillis, Samuel Gregg, the Guardian, Elizabeth Kolbert, Austen Ivereigh, Fr James Martin SJ, Bill McKibben, George Monbiot, Rupert Myers, Michael Peppard, RR Reno, Andrew Revkin, Robert Royal, Sara Sidner, Andrew Simms, John Smeaton, Tim Stanley, Damian Thompson, George Weigel, Garry Wills and Michael Sean Winters comment on the environment encyclical.

Alan Holdren says Benedict XVI is likely to have his most active summer since his resignation in 2013.

Ross Douthat argues that the new Vatican abuse tribunal will “centralise power further within the Church”.

And R Jared Staudt witnesses the revival of Benedictine monasticism in Norcia.

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