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

Bishop Michael Evans of East Anglia died last night after a long struggle with cancer.

The Bishops of England and Wales have approved the creation of a new liturgical institute at Ealing Abbey in west London.

Archbishop-elect Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin has said that he will meet gay campaigners after they criticised his appointment.

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Benedict XVI has sent his condolences to the family of Archduke Otto von Habsburg, who died earlier this month.

The Pope has approved the creation of a new diocese in Bangladesh.

The Vatican has released footage of the Pope’s arrival at Castel Gandolfo at the start of his summer holiday (video).

And seminarians in Japan surviving on toast and noodles have a new addition to their curriculum: cooking workshops.

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