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

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).

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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).

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