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

Benedict XVI dedicated this morning’s general audience to St Robert Bellarmine, the Jesuit Doctor of the Church (video).

The Vatican issued the Pope’s Lenten message yesterday (full text).

A married ex-Lutheran was ordained as a Catholic priest in Germany yesterday.

Copts have expressed anger after an Egyptian court freed two men suspected of helping to kill six Christians as they left church.

An American priest who concelebrated Mass with a Presbyterian minister has written a letter of apology to his parish.

A Bolivian bishop is investigating reports of a bleeding statue of Christ.

William Doino Jr asks whether Pius XII lied to save Jews during World War II.

And a play about the life of the late Archbishop of Seoul, Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, is proving a big hit in the South Korean capital.