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

We must look to Mary to “help us discern God’s will regarding the concrete path of the Church in China”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Regina Caeli (full text, full video).

Pope Francis has reportedly authorised the SSPX to ordain priests without the local bishop’s permission (Fr John Zuhlsdorf).

Peacekeepers must do a better job of protecting civilians in the Central African Republic, Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga has said.

Ukraine has denied that the Holy See summoned its ambassador to complain about proposed “religious laws”.

John Allen, Gabriel Debenedetti and Jacopo Barigazzi, Austen Ivereigh, Michael O’Loughlin, Francis Rooney and Michael Sean Winters preview Donald Trump’s meeting with Pope Francis.

Rocco Palmo, Rorate Caeli and Fr John Zuhlsdorf, reflect on the five new cardinals.

And Owen Wilson will portray God in a new comedy called Miracle Workers.

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