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

Benedict XVI visited a memorial to victims of one of the worst atrocities by Nazi occupiers in Italy yesterday (full text, video).

In his Angelus address, the Pope appealed for the immediate “suspension of the use of weapons” by all sides in Libya (full text, video).

The question of God is not a menace to society, Benedict XVI said in a video message to participants in the Courtyard of the Gentiles project on Friday night (full text, video).

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The Pope urged priests not to neglect the ministry of the Sacrament of Penance in a speech to confessors on Friday (video).

The Pope has chosen Mother Maria Rita Piccione, an Augustinian nun, to write the traditional Good Friday meditations at the Colosseum.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols celebrated a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday marking the 950th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Walsingham (photos).

Rocco Palmo reports on the installation of the new Major-Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, whose election was a “shocking upset”.

Louie Verrecchio unveils a new Roman Missal campaign called What If We Just Said Pray? (official website).

Fr Timothy Finigan is delighted by the first glimpse of the illustrations in the new Missal produced by the Catholic Truth Society in England.

And the Holy Thorn Tree at Glastonbury – an ancient symbol of Christianity in Britain – has begun to show new buds three months after it was cut down by vandals.

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