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

Lesley-Anne Knight, the embattled secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis, has insisted that dialogue with the Vatican must be a “two-way street“.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster said that religion is a necessary part of a strong civil society in a speech at the London School of Economics last night (photos).

Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, presented his diplomatic papers to Queen Elizabeth II yesterday (photos).

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Zenit publishes the full text of the Pope’s general audience yesterday on St Francis de Sales.

John Allen reports that the Vatican may be about to comprehensively revise Church laws governing crime and punishment.

Mustafa Qadri, Terry Mattingly and Damian Thompson comment on the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti in Islamabad yesterday.

David Gibson, Andrew Sullivan, Fr Joseph Fessio and Fr John Zuhlsdorf respond to the first extracts from the second volume of Pope Benedict’s Jesus of Nazareth.

And police in New York have arrested the daughter of the Rolling Stone Keith Richards for writing graffiti on a convent wall.

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