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

The Cause of Blessed Titus Brandsma is reportedly moving forward.

Bombing in Christian districts in Damascus has killed nine and caused “severe damage” to a cathedral.

Cardinal Christian Tumi has condemned military violence in Cameroon.

The Pope has urged Davos participants to “safeguard the dignity of the human person” amid “recurring financial instabilities”.

Fr Raymond de Souza, Jason Horowitz and Lucia Newman analyse the Pope’s abuse comments.

Phyllis Zagano laments the “free-for-all” in the Catholic blogosphere.

And Bishop Robert Barron has won YouTube’s coveted “silver play button”.

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