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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/03/19


A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis urged Catholics to avoid spiritual laziness in his Angelus address yesterday (full text, full video).

A priest stabbed at Mass in Montreal on Friday is reportedly “eager to go back to work”.

Cardinal Willem Eijk has rejected plans to sell his cathedral in Utrecht.

A German cathedral has agreed to return a painting looted by the Nazis to its Jewish owners.

Gerard O’Connell reveals the voting tallies at the last conclave.

Robert Mickens says the Pope’s efforts to combat abuse “continue to be marked by ambiguity and ambivalence”.

And David Marsh asks if the Church is to blame for the disappearance of a “formerly ubiquitous” type of pizza.

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