Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai has expressed his “grief and sorrow” following bomb attacks in the city that killed 18 people and injured 131.
China’s state-approved Catholic Church ordained another bishop today without the Vatican’s approval.
The Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, has settled a clerical abuse case for $1.2m (£745,000, €845,000).
Hanna Suchocka, the Polish ambassador to the Holy See, has said that Blessed Pope John Paul II should be regarded as the “patron of a united Europe“.
Rocco Palmo reports that Archbishop Pietro Sambi may soon be leaving his post as Apostolic Nuncio to the United States for a red hat and a senior Vatican post.
And an art expert has claimed that a painting of the Crucifixion hanging in student halls in Oxford is a lost Michelangelo worth £100m ($161m, €113m).