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

Survivors of yesterday’s attacks on the Christian community in Baghdad are contacting western embassies in the hope of gaining asylum, reports the Guardian.

Men dressed in military uniforms have killed a Catholic priest in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Archbishop Ricardo Blázquez of Valladolid has written to the consecrated members of Regnum Christi explaining how the Apostolic Visitation of the movement will be conducted.

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The Court of Appeal has refused to allow the Diocese of Middlesbrough to appeal against a ruling that it should be held liable for abuse at a former boys’ school.

Zenit publishes the full text of Benedict XVI’s general audience address yesterday.

The Pope has written a letter to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, ahead of the G20 summit in Seoul (full text).

Fr James Martin SJ asks if graphic images advance the pro-life cause.

And Terry Mattingly suggests that iPads may find their way on to the altar.

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