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

The Holy See issued a hard-hitting statement yesterday saying that Fr Paul Lei Shiyin, a priest ordained bishop without papal approval, has no right to govern the Diocese of Leshan.

The long-awaited investigation into the handling of abuse allegations in the Irish Diocese of Cloyne may be published next week.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has welcomed the decision of Saudi Arabia to stop hiring domestic workers from the Philippines, saying it will end the problem of abuse of Filipina maids.

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Vatican officials are considering an Italian woman’s claim that she was cured of cancer after praying to Pope Pius XII after the claim was rejected by her bishop.

Joseph Pronchen says that altar rails are returning to Catholic churches in the United States.

And the Guardian enjoys the annual Madonna del Rosario procession through the streets of Manchester (photo gallery).

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