A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
China’s state-controlled Church has announced plans to ordain at least 40 bishops “without delay”, a move that would set back relations between the Holy See and China.
The next World Youth Day will take place in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, Vatican Insider has reported.
Bishop Macram Max Gassis of El Obeid has said that there is “a new impending genocide in Sudan”.
The Vatican has rejected an appeal from Fr Fernando Karadima, the popular Chilean priest found guilty of sexual abuse.