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

Benedict XVI called for a renewed effort to evangelise the world in his address before the Regina Caeli yesterday (video).

A group of migrant workers has thanked a Franciscan priest for helping to repatriate 12,000 Filipino workers stranded in Libya.

Mexican police have recovered the disfigured body of Fr Salvador Ruiz Enciso, a parish priest in Tijuana who was known for his outreach to families.

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Cardinal Seán O’Malley will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form at his cathedral in Boston on June 4.

Fr Federico Lombardi previews the Pope’s trip to Croatia next weekend.

John Eibner asks whether the Vatican can truly help persecuted Christians in Turkey and the rest of the Islamic world.

And Tony Robertson claims that “planking”, the fad for lying down in unusual public places, has its origins in Catholic liturgy.

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