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

President Hugo Chávez has ordered a review of Venezuela’s concordat with the Holy See following criticism of his policies by Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas.

The Vatican is expected to release its revised norms on clerical abuse cases today.

The Pope’s delegate to the Legion of Christ has told members they must examine their consciences and reform.

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Pope Benedict has expressed joy at the release of a Chinese bishop from jail as the Holy See and China reach agreement on the appointment of a new Bishop of Taizhou.

The University of Illinois has promised to review the case of a professor sacked for defending Church teaching on homosexuality.

Fr Peter Malone applauds the new remake of Karate Kid.

And Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority has banned a advert portraying England’s last Catholic Queen as a flesh-eating zombie.

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