A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
The Church needs a “strong and comprehensive policy to address bishops’ violations of the vows of celibacy”, Cardinal Seán O’Malley has said.
Embattled Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has said he is willing to continue Church-mediated talks.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has lamented the “deaths of the innocent” under Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
An Indian bishop has said he is confident he will be cleared of raping a nun.
Philip Lawler says US bishops “must do more than apologise for the transgressions of others”.
Cardinal Gerhard Müller argues that bishops promoting Communion for Protestants are “thinking more in categories of politics and power” than of the new evangelisation.
And Carol Glatz reports on the restoration of Rome’s Holy Stairs.
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