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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/06/16

Cardinal Marx (AP)

The European Union “must not get stuck in the self-reflection”, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (Comece), has said following the Brexit vote.

The Church constantly faces the temptation of “closing in on herself in the face of danger”, Pope Francis has said as he celebrated Mass on the feast of Ss Peter and Paul.

A priest in Ohio has said that he was held at gunpoint while hearing a confession.

Sandro Magister, Rocco Palmo and Fr Raymond de Souza reflect on Benedict XVI’s 65 years as a priest.

Nicholas Denysenko names “two significant positive outcomes” from the Pan-Orthodox Council (Victor Gaetan).

Fr Ray Blake compares Francis’s pontificate to Britain’s EU referendum.

And Bishop Robert Barron hails Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion as one of the best theological books for years.

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The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Friday, July 1.